Community-wide Yom HaShoah event on tonight at JCC

The Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Memorial will be held at the Uptown Jewish Community Center on Sunday, April 23, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

As always, the event will get underway with the Procession of the Survivors in which the remaining survivors of the Shoah who live in New Orleans...
Continue Reading ⇒

AVODAH to honor Steeg, Cotton at Partners brunch on Sun.

AVODAH, the Jewish Service Corps, will be holding its annual Partners in Justice Brunch this Sunday at Temple Sinai, starting at 11 a.m. This will be the first time the event is being held at Temple Sinai and community members Pamela Steeg and Deb Cotton have been selected to be...
Continue Reading ⇒

JFS to distribute Passover food baskets

Jewish Family Service (JFS) will hold its annual Passover Food Basket Distribution program this Sunday, April 9, at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Members of the local Jewish community who are in need will be recipients of kosher-for-Passover food baskets prepared by volunteers for...
Continue Reading ⇒

Isidore Newman School Announces 2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Jack Weiss ’64

March 29, 2017 Newman’s Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award is Mr. Jack Weiss ’64. A prominent attorney and legal scholar, Weiss is a nationally-known expert on First Amendment law, has served as Chancellor and Professor of Law at the Louisiana...
Continue Reading ⇒

Yarden Wine tasting, video event tonight

A full array of kosher Israeli wines imported by Yarden, Inc. will be sampled on Sunday evening, April 2, along with an opportunity to view two recent videos on Jewish New Orleanians.

Brian Dvoret, the regional manager of Yarden, will host the wine tasting at Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 West...
Continue Reading ⇒

JEF Annual Event celebrates 50th


The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana celebrated a half century of service to New Orleans and, more recently, to other regions in Louisiana, at its Annual Event on Sunday, March 19.

The event held at Westin Hotel, 100 Ibervills Street, saluted all past and especially all living...
Continue Reading ⇒

NCJW to Celebrate 120 Years of Dedicated Service


The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section will  celebrate a major milestone – – 120 years of service, social justice and advocacy in the Greater New Orleans Area.  NCJW achievements and the women who have led the organization over the decades will be honored at an...
Continue Reading ⇒

Louis Moreau Institute hosts two classical concerts

The Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance, a classical concert arts organization, hosts the first of two concerts tonight with “American Extremes” at the Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand Street, at 7:30 p.m.

“American Extremes” features Steve Reich’s “Different Trains,” the New Orleans premiere of Mario Davidovsky’s “Quartetto No....
Continue Reading ⇒

Federation offers Rosenblum ‘Gift of Israel’ grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans reminds would-be first time teen travelers to Israel that it is not too late to take advantage of funding opportunities offered through Federation for summer travel to Israel this year.

The Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel program and a...
Continue Reading ⇒

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

(JTA) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Uptown New Orleans Jewish Community Center on Thursday morning.

A phone call threatening a bomb attack was made to the JCC at 9:15 a.m., Katie Steiner of WWL-TV in New Orleans reported in a Twitter post. People were allowed back...
Continue Reading ⇒