By the Grace of the Game

Dan Grunfeld in Conversation with David Hammer

From the grips of the Nazis to the top of the Olympic podium, from the cheap seats to center stage at Madison Square Garden, from yellow stars to silver spoons, this complex tale traverses the spectrum of the human experience to detail how perseverance, love, and legacy can survive through generations, carried on the shoulders of a simple and beautiful game. By the Grace of the Game is a multi-generational family epic detailing history’s only known journey from Auschwitz to the NBA. If you missed this engaging Zoom conversation between author Dan Grunfeld, son of University of Tennessee basketball legend Ernie Grunfeld, along with New Orleans' own David Hammer, click on the replay to the left.

  • Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Learn more here.

  • Edie & Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program More

  • Jewish Pride New Orleans More

  • Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Learn more here.

  • Edie & Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program More

  • Jewish Pride New Orleans More

Crisis in Ukraine: How You Can Help

 

With the Russian invasion now underway and multiple locations under fire, support for the Jewish community is needed urgently.

 

Immediate and short-term needs already total $16 million and include:

 

  • Helping people make Aliyah to Israel 
  • Securing the local community and its institutions
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations.  
  • Launching an emergency hotline
  • Securing temporary housing for people in transit
  • Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
  • Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs

 

Learn more and donate here: jfeds.org/CrisisInUkraine 

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans was built for moments like this—from COVID-19 to hurricanes, we have tackled our community’s most devastating and seemingly intractable challenges. As the Talmud mandates, Kol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh—all Jews are responsible for one another, and your Federation takes that seriously. As the connective tissue for Jewish New Orleans, our mission has never been more clear- to inspire, connect and sustain our Jewish organizations for the future of our community.

 

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 email sherritarr@jewishnola.com that information.
  • Donate from your IRA through a regular distribution.
  • Mail a check (payable to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans) postmarked by December 31, 2021 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 at the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana at 504-524-4559.

 

Here’s a message from our 2022 Annual Campaign Co-Chairs, Steve & Nancy Timm:

Connected by Community

8-15-21 LJC Series

Join David Hammer and Aaron David Miller in conversation over stories from the negotiating table.

Looking Toward the Future

From 11/29/21, featuring the Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon and speakers from the Parents Circle.

What's Happening Now?

8-22-21 segment on the U.S. legislative approach to Israel & a conversation with parents.

Virtual Mission to India

From December 5, 2021

  • An Ally in Federation

    After coming out, Idit and Asher didn't have spaces where they could be both gay and Jewish. So they built them. And with help from Federations, they've revolutionized what it means to be Jewish and gay in America.

  • 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.

  • Moving Mountains in Nepal

    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.

UPCOMING IN NEW ORLEANS

Jul

10

Federation-JNOLA Networking Event

Home of Diana Mann New Orleans, LA

Jul

31

Touro Synagogue-Board Retreat

Touro Synagogue 4238 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Aug

04

Jewish Family Service-Fundraiser

Calcasieu 930 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA

Aug

06

Aug

12

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )