Carole Neff to be honored at AVODAH lunch on Sunday
Carole Neff, a community leader of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps during its four-year existence in New Orleans, is slated to be honored this Sunday, June 24, at the organization’s inaugural Partners in Justice Jazz Brunch, according to AVODAH executive director Dani Levine.
Neff has served as chair of the local chapter of AVODAH’s advisory council since it began here in late 2007. As such, she has been one of a select few who were at the helm of the organization, which specializes in providing service to needy New Orleans area entities, especially in areas of justice. AVODAH members, who are recruited from across the country, reside in a special home provided by AVODAH during their year of service. When it first opened its New Orleans chapter, Joshua Lichtman, who was sent down from the national organization, was its initial director. Levine took over as director last July. The luncheon to be held at Tulane Hillel’s Goldie and Morris Mintz Hillel Center for Jewish Life, 927 Broadway, will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. Music for the event will be provided by “Picnic,” a local band featuring AVODAH member Benny Amon and several friends of AVODAH. Local chair for the Partners in Justice Jazz Luncheon is attorney Max Nathan. Tickets for the event start at $50 with student tickets available at $30. For more information call 504-861-1067 or click here.