Sheila Katz, the national CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater New Orleans Section’s General Meeting on Thursday, January 23.
Katz, a former Hillel international vice president for student engagement and leadership, will be joined by Tulane Hillel’s executive director Yonah Schiller as part of the evening’s dinner program on the current climate on college campuses across the country.
The two will give varying perspectives from an overall national view and a localized perspective at Tulane University. In addition to Katz speaking on the difficult challenges on college campuses, she is expected to consider the future of NCJW and challenges ahead for other Jewish organizations.
Schiller, who recently was announced as departing Tulane Hillel after this semester, has been a driving force at Tulane University since his arrival 11 years ago. He received the Helen Mervis Jewish Professional Award in 2013 and was named to the Jewish Forward’s list of 50 Most Influential American Jewish in 2017.
“Hearing from two such knowledgeable and insightful leaders will provide an engaging discussion of what is occurring on campuses and how our Jewish students can deal with rising anti-Semitism and anti-Israel factions that are so pervasive today,” said NCJW GNO President Susan Hess, “It promises to be an important and thought-provoking evening on a topic of great concern for all of us.”
The public is invited to share in the dinner event by making reservations at 504-861-7788. The cost of the kosher dinner is $36.00. To make reservations click www.ncjwneworleans.org or call (504) 861.7788.