NOLA Ready has created an important resource page for Orleans Parish residents to offer support and aid.
Do you know an outstanding educator? Someone who meaningfully imparts the treasures of Jewish life and Judaism? Nominations are now being accepted for the Marion B. Steeg Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. This award highlights the value of Jewish education in its many varieties in our community not limited to specific institutions or classroom teaching. In addition to classroom teachers, song leaders, camp educators, independent Jewish educators, and tutors are also eligible for the Steeg Award.
The only requirement is that a nominated educator must be involved with a group of Jewish students and/or Jewish learning community on a regular basis, meaningfully imparting the treasures of Jewish life. Anyone can nominate an educator - simply fill out the form to the right.
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 Friday, February 28, Oliver Thomas and Arnie Fielkow discussed the launch of our Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs.
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.
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.
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.