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New Orleans Hillel


With the lights finally on and the staff at their desks once again, New Orleans Hillel is back to business as usual – or almost. Now all we need is our students – and can’t wait until January 18th when we’ll celebrate their return in style with a good ol’ southern barbeque at the Hillel.   Freshmen Orientation starts on January 12th so our staff and student leaders will be at Hillel and on campus to meet and greet. In the coming weeks, Jewish students will be on the front lines, working with the university to organize critical community rebuilding activities. 


Executive Director: Paige Nathan

Assistant Director: Jody Portnoff

Director of Operations: Judy Stiebel

Community Relations Coordinator: Ilyse Goldberg

Program Associate: Meredith King

Campus Rabbi: Rabbi Debbie Pine

President: Susan Krinsky

STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR REBUILDING NEW ORLEANS - Community Service to be a key part of Hillel programming.  This includes physical rebuilding as well as opportunities for students to help businesses and organizations rebuild their infrastructure.  If you have any needs or know of any opportunities, please let us know. They can be short or long-term, paid or unpaid - any opportunity to further connect students to our community will be an asset. Please contact Jody at

HILLEL CONTACT INFORMATION - New Orleans Hillel, 912 Broadway, New Orleans, LA, 70118 (504) 866-7060.

Please contact Paige Nathan, Director at or (443) 802-6917.


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New Orleans Hillel Shabbat Reception
At the Home of Julie and Marshall Oreck

Join us for a Shabbat Reception to welcome back students and parents on Friday, January 13th 2006, from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The reception will be held at the lovely home of Julie and Marshall Oreck on 1545 Exposition Boulevard in New Orleans, just behind Audubon Park.

Please RSVP to New Orleans Hillel at by Wednesday, January 11th 2006.