Most of the major Jewish agencies are functioning as best they can in the wake of Hurricane Issac. Some agencies never lost their power or have had their power restored. Others are still waiting.
At present the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is operational, but it has closed down for the long holiday weekend and won’t reopen until Tuesday morning.
The Uptown JCC at last report was still without power and did not answer phone calls. The Metairie JCC campus opened Saturday at 1:00 p.m. It sufered little in the way of damage (a tree fell into the poolhouse and one of the building’s air conditioner chillers was damaged). The pool will remain closed. The Uptown JCC is still without power, but will return to service once power has been restored. Their pool will also not be available when they reopen. The JCC’s Nursery School is slated to reopen on Tuesday morning.
Both the Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Jewish Children’s Regional Services offices were in buildings which never had power restored. Both JFS and JCRS have been closed, but do expect to reopen on Tuesday morning. Life threatening events should be dealt with by dialing 800-635-6156. Mental health emergencies can be handled by going to a local emergency room or calling either 211 or the Via Link COPE-line at 800-749-2673.
Likewise, the New Orleans Jewish Day School (NOJDS) expects to reopen to students on Tuesday morning. Keep checking the CCJN for further updates.
Unfortunately, power has not been restored to the Tulane Hillel Goldie and Morris Mintz Center for Jewiwh Life and no word has been forthcoming as to when the Hillel Kitchen will reopen as well.