Hurricane Ian Relief Fund


Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on September 28, 2022 as a high Category 4 hurricane with wind gusts exceeding 150 mph, an enormous storm surge, more than 20 inches of rain with resulting flooding and related tornados that has already caused billions of dollars of damage to houses and businesses throughout Florida’s West Coast and beyond. Ian plunged large parts of the state into darkness and cut off water to millions of residents. Hundreds of thousands of residents were displaced or stranded. Jewish communities and others have significant needs in terms of shelter, recovery, aid and rebuilding. Jewish Federations are uniquely positioned to help at times of need such as these.


Jewish Federations’ Emergency Committee has also responded to the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico by allocating $50,000 in humanitarian relief to the three Jewish organizations on the island. For those who would like to provide assistance directly, here are the three donation pages: Temple Beth ShalomJCC of Puerto Rico, and Chabad of Puerto Rico

You can help support the Jewish Federations’ relief and recovery efforts by contributing to the JFNA 2022 Hurricane Relief Fund. 

2022 Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting


In case you missed it, the Jewish Federation's 109th Annual Meeting was held on September 14, 2022. Watch the replay above - and congratulations to our new Board Chair Designate, Jonny Lake, as well as new Board of Trustees members:


Barri Bronston | Tracey Dodd | Emma Herr Lee Sucherman | Steve Timm | Tana Velen

  • Federation launches 2023 Allocations Process for Beneficiary Agencies

    A percentage of Federation annual campaign funds 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). Please note that preference will be made for local organizations.

    The Allocations Committee will accept applications until Friday, October 7. Questions? Please contact Michelle Neal at

Crisis in Ukraine: How You Can Help


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: 


How you can support the Federation


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 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 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, 2022 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

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

Looking Toward the Future

Featuring the Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon and speakers from the Parents Circle

By the Grace of the Game

What's Happening Now?

The U.S. legislative approach to Israel & a conversation with parents

Virtual Mission to India

From December 5, 2021

Shoresh 9-13-22

  • 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.




Federation-JP NOLA Dinner

Private Residence 1422 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130




10 to 11 OCT



Jewish Community Day School-Sukkot Event

Jewish Community Day School 3747 W. Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002

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