Registration open now for the 2019 Civil Rights Trip

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce that our annual Youth Civil Rights Trip to Alabama will be taking place on November 26, 2019 (which is over Thanksgiving Break for most area schools)! Students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend.
Trip participants will be visiting the following sites significant to the civil rights movement and to Jewish history:
   * Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma
   * Temple Mishkan Israel in Selma
   * Anne Frank Tree in Birmingham
   * Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
   * Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Transportation, meals, and admission fees for all students and chaperones will be provided FREE OF CHARGE thanks to our generous sponsors (Emily Schoenbaum, The Law Office of Karl Bernard, and Jones Walker LLP).


For more information and to register your middle school student (first come, first served), click here.

Please contact Mithun Kamath at or 504-780-5608 with any questions.


JNEXT is here!


JNEXT seeks to attract, engage and grow the Jewish community in the Greater New Orleans area for those in their 40s and 50s (ish - it's up to you). We provide opportunities for social engagement, cultural programs and service outreach while celebrating our Jewish identity, unique traditions, and the future of Jewish New Orleans.


JNEXT will launch on Wednesday, November 20 with a special breadmaking demonstration and discussion at Bellegarde Bakery, led by Chefs Alon Shaya and Graison Gill, who recently traveled together to Israel. Attendees will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres provided by Saba (Pom Hospitality), and will receive a special gift from Bellegarde. 

  • WBOK Series continues

    In October 2018, 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 October 13, 2019, Stacey Aviva Flint joined the show to discuss historical parallels between early 20th century black nationalism and zionism of the same era.

  • 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!




Jewish Community Center-Board Meeting

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



Limmud-Course on the Prophets

Congregation Beth Israel 4004 West Esplanade Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002



Torah Academy-Thanksgiving Dinner

Slater Torah Academy 5210 West Esplanade Ave.
Metairie, LA 70006




Chabad Jewish Center 4141 West Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70006

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