JEWISH TRADITIONS EXPLORED: The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present a program called “Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition,” a new six-week spring course presented by Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin, of Chabad Jewish Center. It will be held Tuesdays beginning May 5 at two times and two locations in Metairie. It will be offered at noon at Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave., and also at 7:30 p.m. at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Center, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave.

“Torah law is built on a complex source code, and we’re going to examine it in detail. This course is going to address controversial questions head-on,” Ceitlin said. The course is open to the public and for those at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior background in Jewish learning. To register, call Ceitlin at (347) 351-6476 or visit

  • NINEVEH BAPTIST REVIVAL: Pastor Sam and Mary Baker and church members will hold a Spring Revival at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through May 6 at 1009 Wilker Neal Ave., Metairie. Pastor Ike Byrd Jr., of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Monroe, is the guest preacher, teacher and singer.

For information, call Yevetta Chesser at (504) 214-4341 or email