Ann Zivitz Kientz

Ann Zivitz Kientz is Director of Programming at the ISJL. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Articles by Ann Zivitz Kientz

Summer Camp Circle Game

“And go round and round and round in the circle game…” The words of Joni Mitchell’s classic folk song have ...

Divestment? Not in New Orleans!

In our corner of the world, Temple Sinai of New Orleans and The St. Charles Ave. Presbyterian Church have been ...

A Survivor on the Flight

My husband and I recently journeyed from New Orleans to Israel—a first trip for him, an always-sacred return for me. ...

Shab-bark Shalom, Y’all!

For over 20 years at my home synagogue, Temple Sinai of New Orleans, Rabbi Edward Cohn has presided over a ...

Is Mardi Gras More Jewish Than You Think?

The parades of Mardi Gras are a communal event. It isn’t unusual for folks to begin gathering in their favorite ...

What Makes a Home “Southern and Jewish”?

What makes our home Southern and Jewish?  If you were blindfolded and brought into my home, it wouldn’t take you ...

My Southern Jewish Son, the US Army Sergeant/Black Hawk Helicopter Crew Chief

When we brought our baby son home from the hospital nearly 27 years ago, we imagined many things for his ...

“Graven Images” Onscreen: Narrowing Our View?

You shall have no other gods beside Me. You shall not make for yourself any graven image, nor any manner ...

Asking and Answering the Tough Questions about Judaism

Last week, I was privileged to be the invited guest at First United Methodist Church  in the very small town ...

Somebody’s Getting Married… Under the Chuppah!

Only this Jewish woman – this devoted, active, works-in-the Jewish community Jewish woman! – would meet and marry a man named ...