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 2015 Beneficiary Agency Allocation Application now available

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans began its allocation process for the year 2015 on August 18. All organizations are invited to submit applications to receive funding as a Beneficiary Agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.  A percentage of the Federation Annual Campaign funds are designated for this purpose, and all Jewish agencies and organizations are invited to apply. When considering allocation requests, the Allocations Committee will take into account the impact the particular organization has on the local Jewish community, the need for funding and projected local benefit.
Please note that preference will be made for local organizations. Synagogues and other places of worship are not eligible to apply.
More information about applying for Beneficiary Agency funding, including eligibility requirements, criteria for funding and access to the Beneficiary Agency Application is available here.
The Allocations Committee will accept electronic and/or paper applications until Thursday, September 18If you have any questions about this process, please contact Allison Kushner at or 504-780-5688.

Click here for the 2015 Beneficiary Agency Application.
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Leadership Development Endowment Campaign

The Lemann-Stern Leadership Development Program was begun in 1960 for the purpose of training outstanding young men and women in the Greater New Orleans Jewish community for positions of leadership. Participants in the program are selected from self-nominations or nominations made by past Lemann-Stern participants and community leaders. The program is two years in length and includes a mission to Israel, monthly meetings and a retreat.

2014 marks the 54th (triple chai) anniversary of leadership development programming in Greater New Orleans. Graduates of the program have served on the boards of every Jewish agency, synagogue and organization in our community, and have used the knowledge gained from the program to benefit the wider New Orleans community as well. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans invites you to join us in our efforts to endow the program through the Leadership Development Endowment Campaign. Our goal—with your help—is to raise $1.5 million to:

• Expand the current 8 day mission to a 9 day mission, allowing program participants an additional day on the ground in Israel
• Cover the cost of an overnight retreat – which includes intensive leadership training – at no cost to program participants
• Create subsidies for Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership or Young
Adult conference attendees
• Fund programming and the cost of a leadership development facilitator

Chaired by Kathy Shepard and Jonny Lake, the Leadership Development Endowment Campaign offers a special opportunity to those impacted by Lemann-Stern. There is no minimum gift. Interested in learning more? Click here.

Click here to make a gift to the Leadership Development Endowment Campaign.