Super Sunday is back!

 

On Sunday, August 1, Super Sunday returns to our New Orleans Jewish community! Volunteers will come together between 9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus in Metairie to support the Jewish Federation's 2021 Annual Campaign—can you lend a hand for at least 2 hours as we reach out to members of our Jewish community to raise the dollars which support our agencies and organizations?

 

Sign up to volunteer on Super Sunday by clicking the button below, answer the call from our friendly volunteers on Super Sunday - or make and/or pay your 2021 Annual Campaign pledge here.

 

To sign up or make your pledge by phone, call Brenda at 504-780-5605. We ask that all non-vaccinated volunteers please wear masks. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Super Sunday 2021 is co-chaired by Dana Shepard, and Kathy and Hal Shepard. Mara Force and Joshua Rubenstein are co-chairs of the 2021 Annual Campaign.

Interfaith Marriage

Life Cycle Events: Interfaith Weddings

 
A wedding is often the first milestone that joins two families & brings two faiths together. How can we ensure our loved ones have the wedding they are most comfortable with & makes them happiest? This program was made possible by the Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.
 

To learn more about the Leventhal Center, click here.

Virtual Mission to Prague

Explore the world through Federation's 2021 Virtual Missions

 

The final installment in the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans's 2021 series of virtual missions, designed to help you explore Jewish stories around the world from the safety and comfort of your home, is scheduled for Sunday, August 8. There is no cost, and this virtual exploration of Budapest is open to everyone. The Zoom link will be sent to participants in advance. Check out the video of our recent virtual mission to Prague, which is linked above.

 

Jewish Federation Virtual Mission to Budapest | August 8 | 9:30 a.m.

 

Please click the button below to register. The Mission Committee Co-Chairs are Stacey Lutz and Ben Swig. Questions? Please contact Sherri Tarr at sherritarr@jewishnola.com. This series is made possible through the generosity of Jones Walker LLP and the New Orleans Business Alliance.

2021 Annual Campaign

 
Since 1913, you and those who came before you have raised the dollars through the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign which have nourished our New Orleans Jewish community. Our donors have helped resettled immigrants who fled the threat of WWII, and then embraced the survivors with open arms. Your generosity helped build the State of Israel, opened our hearts to Russian refugees, and airlifted Ethiopians to safety. More recently you have protected the security of our Jewish community and tackled the impact of lack of engagement in Jewish life—but everything is different now.
 
We find ourselves facing a global pandemic—a historic moment that will define us for years to come.
 

Will we rise to meet the challenge? We have, and we will. Because now, it’s even more important.

 
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans was built for this moment: taking collective action to tackle our community’s most devastating and seemingly intractable challenges, because, as the Talmud mandates, Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh—all Jews are responsible for one another. Now more than ever, our goal is to safeguard Jewish New Orleans—specifically, here’s how your Jewish Federation responded in 2020:
 
  • We established a direct individual grant program for Jewish New Orleanians administered through Jewish Family Service (JFS) and funded by the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana.
  • We launched a Health Care Take Home Meal Program, which supported kosher businesses while providing 6,600 meals this past spring and summer to health care workers at five local hospitals.
  • We served as the central local organization facilitating the federal Paycheck Protection Program, with 16 agencies/synagogues joining our efforts. All were approved.
  • We joined with JFS to create a helpline program to assist our community with delivery of groceries/pharmacy items, medical transport, and emotional support. More than 60 volunteers signed up to help.
  • We led the statewide Jewish response to Hurricane Laura, raising more than $220,000 to assist those in need, and organized volunteer efforts.
  • And most importantly, we continue to assess and address the financial stabilization needs of our community partners.
 
As the connector for Jewish New Orleans, our mission is to sustain our Jewish agencies and organizations for the future of our community, and that’s never clearer than during times of crisis. Despite everything, our 2020 Annual Campaign raised $2.606 million—and an additional $700,000 in supplemental giving, an important form of Jewish fundraising.
 
While every dollar is critically important, the needs are even greater. That’s why we need your support for the 2021 Annual Campaign.
 
Did you know you can schedule your donation up to three months in the future? Or set up a monthly payment schedule?
 

Other ways to support the Federation

 

  • Transfer stock to the Federation’s Morgan Stanley Account (#575-060565-239). Contact Carla Marciniak at carla.marciniak@morganstanley.com or 504-587-9645 (please be sure that your name is on the stock transfer). Kindly contact the Federation office at 504-780-5600 to notify Federation what kind of stock and how many shares have been transferred.
  • Make a gift from your Jewish Endowment Foundation donor advised fund,and let Sherri Tarr you’ve done so by emailing sherritarr@jewishnola.com.
  • Donate from your IRA through a regular distribution.
  • Mail a check (payable to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans) to 3747 W. Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002.
  • Please consider leaving a legacy for the Jewish Federation – for more information on how to endow your gift, please contact Bobby Garon or Debbie Berins at the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana at 504-524-4559.
 

All new and increased gifts to the 2021 Annual Campaign will be boosted by the 25% Goldring/Woldenberg match.

 

The 2021 Annual Campaign is chaired by Mara Force & Joshua Rubenstein.

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    The future looked bright for Mira’s family. They were saving up and had even added a new room to their modest home. Then the twin earthquakes of 2015 destroyed all their progress. By helping her tap into her passion for sewing, Federation partner JDC helped Mira lift her family out of a tent city and back into their home. Now, their future looks bright once again.

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