The High Holidays are here! Here's what New Orleans is doing to mark Selichot in advance of Rosh Hashanah.
A percentage of annual campaign funds of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans are designated for grants to Beneficiary Agencies, and all Jewish agencies and organizations are invited to submit applications to receive funding (synagogues and other places of worship are not eligible 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.
The Allocations Committee will accept electronic and/or paper applications until Friday, October 4, 2019. Questions? Please contact Michelle Neal at 504-780-5604 or at email@example.com.
On Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m., the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart will return with a lecture at Dillard University. The program will feature remarks on the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald schools from Robert G. Stanton, former Director of the U.S. National Park Service, and Stephanie Deutsch, the author of You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South.
This event is the second 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.
The event will be taking place at Dillard University's Professional Schools and Sciences building. Free parking will be available in all lots surrounding the building. The event is free, but will be strictly RSVP-only. Please register no later than Wednesday, September 18. Questions? Contact Mithun Kamath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The kickoff of the HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart, with Pastor Chris Harris.
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.
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.
With support from Federations’ Negev Now initiative, the emerging field of creative placemaking has helped these Israeli kids transform from victims of trauma to creative builders and designers of a better future.