• WBOK Series continues

    In October, the Federation launched a partnership with WBOK 1230AM to highlight and explore African-American/Jewish relations, with a show co-hosted by Oliver Thomas and Lynne Wasserman. On June 5, 2019, Rabbi Deborah Silver and Pastor Brandon Boudin discussed the recent spate of horrible hate crimes at places of worship.

Thank you!

Give NOLA Day 2019 was incredible and meaningful for the Jewish Federation, and that's entirely because of you.


Our primary goal was to demonstrate the power of community, with the aim of receiving 180 household gifts - and we more than accomplished that, with 225 gifts totaling $109,571!


As a result, we finished in first place for amount raised (among small organizations) for an amazing fifth year in a row, resulting in an extra $10,000 to the Annual Campaign.


We were thrilled to be joined in yesterday's day of communal giving by so many other area Jewish organizations: ADL South Central, Avodah, Congregation Beth Israel, Hadassah, JCC, Jewish Children's Regional Service, Jewish Community Day School, Jewish Family Service, NCJW, the Northshore Jewish Congregation, Slater Torah Academy, Temple Sinai, and Tulane Hillel. All together, your New Orleans Jewish community raised nearly $200,000.


That's pretty incredible.


A special thank you to all the tireless volunteers and power hour donors (Josh Rubenstein and Arnie and Sue Fielkow) who made such an extraordinary day possible. And thank you so much for your thoughtfulness on Give NOLA Day!

Announcing the 2019-2021 Katz-Phillips Class

The Federation’s Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program, formerly known as Lemann-Stern, has been in existence since 1960. A year and a half in length, the class meets monthly, September-May the first year and September-December the second year, with Graduation in January. Sessions deal with Jewish American history, social action, leadership, and more. 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.

Congratulations to the 2019-2021 Katz-Phillips class, which is our community's largest class in thirty-five years:

Josh & Casey Denson | Mitch Frank | Harris Golden & Ashley Barriere

Eric & Jillian Greenberg | Nicole Harvey | Adam Kancher & McKensie Kirchner

Andy & Paige Katz | Stefan Kostolitz

Ben & Megan Lowenburg | Chandler & Chelsea Nutik | Sarah Schatzmann

Derek Shanman & Elise Henry | David Shepard | Sami Slovy | Aran Toshav & Rebecca Friedman

Brian Weimer | Joshua & Julia Zuckerman | Max & Lorenza Zwain

HBCU Speaker Series

The kickoff of the HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart, with Pastor Chris Harris.

HBCU Series: Presented by Morris Bart kicked off on April 9 at Xavier University of Louisiana

On Tuesday, April 9, the 2019 Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart launched at Xavier University of Louisiana. The program featured remarks from Pastor Chris Harris of Bright Star Community Outreach in Chicago, who discussed African-American/Jewish relations, as well as urban violence and the model of NATAL - the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War - and how he is applying it to train faith leaders and mental health professionals as counselors to provide violence prevention services in inner-city communities in the United States.


This event marked the launch of a three-part series aimed at connecting the Jewish and African-American communities in the Greater New Orleans area on relevant topics of mutual interest. The past, present, and future of the Jewish/African-American relationship will be explored by different national and local experts, with the goal of engaging both Jews and African-Americans in the region. Future events will be held at Dillard University and Southern University at New Orleans in the fall.

Check out Pastor Harris' full remarks below.

  • A New Kind of Jewish Song Leader

    What did you do after school? In his spare time, this Jewish day school student volunteers to combine his love of music with his love of helping people to transport residents at his local Federation-supported Jewish nursing home suffering dementia back to the glory days of their youth.

  • Edie & Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel

    A trip to Israel is one of the most important formative experiences in your child's Jewish development - and the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program can unlock this experience. Together with the the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and area synagogues, your child's Israel experience is closer than you realize.

An Update on Allocations | Celebrating the 2018 Annual Campaign

We wanted to share an update about the work of the Jewish Federation - work that would not have been possible without your generous support. Your donations to the 2018 Annual Celebration have been formally donated to all of our incredible community partner organizations - and on Monday, March 11, representatives from each of these organizations joined the Federation to celebrate in the Oscar J. Tolmas L'dor V'dor Lobby at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus in Metairie.

If you haven't had a chance to watch our Facebook Live streamed video from the event, you can click the image to the right to view it - and you'll learn about the important work of our community agencies.
It's because of your generosity that we're able to reach so many lives. Your gift to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign makes the work of our partners possible, from providing summer camp scholarships to offering chessed (loving-kindness) to homebound seniors.

Thank you!




Hadassah-Board Meeting

Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus Jewish Federation
Metairie, LA 70002



Jewish Children's Regional Service-PJ Library Pool Party

New Orleans Jewish Community Center 5342 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115



Jewish Children's Regional Service-Board Meeting

Uptown JCC 5342 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans , LA 70115



Jewish Community Day School-First Day of School

Jewish Community Day School 3747 West Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002



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