The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) celebrated a major milestone – – 120 years of service, social justice and advocacy in the area. NCJW achievements and the women who have led the organization over the decades were honored at an elegant dinner/dance on Saturday, April 22nd at the Metairie Country Club. A Patron Party, featuring Rhodes Spedale and Live Jazz Group, preceded the event opening.
Emcee Angela Hill presented NCJW’s top accomplishments, decade by decade, accompanied by The Yat Pack with period music.
The NCJW was established in 1893 by Hannah G. Solomon. The New Orleans Section was created four years later in 1897. New Orleans is unique in that it is the only city in the country that can boast having three National NCJW Presidents – – Ida Friend, Gladys Cahn and Joan Bronk.
According to Hill’s description, for a dozen decades, the Greater New Orleans Section has blended community services with community needs. It has established programs that demonstrate relevance and the need, in many cases, for social and legislative change.
“It is my honor to be hosting this extraordinary event to pay tribute to all of the past presidents of this illustrious organization – – The National Council of Jewish Women,” Angela said. “Congratulations on achieving such a major milestone – -120 years of dedicated service to the Greater New Orleans Area.