Thursday, September 23rd 2021   |

The Sterns and Metairie Park Country Day School

Dear Editor:

I enjoyed the article on Jewish philanthropy (The Best of the Crescent City Jewish News SOURCE 2018-19/5779).  I would like to add that, in addition to all their other incredible donations, Edith and Edgar Stern founded Metairie Park Country Day School in 1929.  Many important New Orleans area Jews studied at this Old Metairie institution. 


Edward Halpern

MPCDS Class of 1982

(Editor’s note: The CCJN acknowledged the contributions of the Sterns in the founding of MPCDS in its SOURCE 2016-17/5777: “Women of Valor: New Orleans Ladies.” Although both Sterns are considered founders, Edith Stern’s leadership efforts are considered especially critical to the school’s organization.)

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