It's the timeless tale: An American Jewish girl goes on Birthright, meets a solider, they fall in love...and the rest is history.
Thank you so much for your generous support to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans on GiveNOLA Day. While we don't have the final numbers quite yet, we're excited to announce that we surpassed our goal of 150 gifts - because of you, we received 215 gifts in 24 hours!
Special thanks to the sponsors of our matching funds, 2018 Annual Campaign Co-Chairs, Julie Schwartz and David Radlauer, and Federation CEO, Arnie Fielkow, along with his wife, Dr. Susan Fielkow.
Thank you again for proving that every gift is big when you're changing the world.
Dr. C. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University was the keynote speaker at the May 2 event honoring Alysse Fuchs, the second annual awardee of the Marion B. Steeg – Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Dr. Verret spoke of the similarities between the African- American and Jewish communities, and the challenges faced in education.
Other speakers included Arnie Fielkow, Jewish Federation CEO, host Robert Steeg, and Rabbi Robert H. Loewy, the Chair of the Steeg – Grinspoon Selection Committee.
Alysse Fuchs was nominated for the award by her supervisor at Avodah Jewish Service Corps, New Orleans, Dani Levine. Alysse’s passion for social justice and Jewish education impressed the Selection Committee, as well as the attendees at the reception. Alysse spoke eloquently and enthusiastically about her efforts to blend education and social action in her work as the Program Director at Avodah and as a previous religious school teacher at Touro Synagogue. The event was hosted in the home of Federation supporters Rob and Pamela Steeg.
The Marion B. Steeg – Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education is an award that highlights the value of Jewish education in its many varieties in our community. To be nominated, educators 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.
Dear members of our New Orleans Jewish community –
It’s been a busy and eventful eight months since I took the helm as CEO of the Jewish Federation – and I am proud to share with you our efforts to make our Federation more relevant and impactful than ever.
We are committed to a path that is transparent and meaningful, and your input is always welcome.
Please feel free to contact me at any time –
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.