Amiel BaKehila returns to New Orleans
The Amiel BaKehila program of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans returns from December 10-12 with a delegation featuring community educator and psychologist, Dr. Lisa Aiken, Israel tech/start up guru, Ilan Regenbaum, and arts ambassador and Torah scribe, Jamie Shear. Here’s what is planned:
Tuesday, December 10
Their visit kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with a Lunch & Learn with Dr. Lisa Aiken at Congregation Beth Israel (4004 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie) presented by the Beth Israel Sisterhood and Shir Chadash. What do Jewish sources tell us is the purpose of life, what a soul is, why we have a soul, what happens to it in the afterlife, and what near-death experiences are all about? Listen to Dr. Aiken discuss that in her “Journeys of the Soul” over lunch. To RSVP please email Michelle Neal at email@example.com.
Not in Metairie? A separate Lunch & Learn will be available at 12:00 p.m. at Jones Walker, LLC (201 St Charles Ave, New Orleans). Hear guest speaker Ilan Regenbaum present on how to build a culture of innovation in non-profits and large companies with his talk, "Innovation Anywhere." To RSVP, please email Michelle Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round the evening out at 6:30 p.m. with another excellent presentation by Ilan Regenbaum. At Tech and Taco Tuesday with JNOLA, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at La Casita (8400 Oak St, New Orleans), hot sauce won’t be the only topping discussed with Ilan’s talk on “Secret Sauce to the Startup Nation” where JNOLA members (ages 21-39) are invited to learn what makes Israeli startups so successful and what is happening in the Israeli startup sector today. If you are a JNOLA member and would like to attend, please RSVP to Tana Velen at email@example.com.
Wednesday, December 11
Amiel BaKehila arts ambassador, Jamie Shear, will teach a hands-on scribal arts workshop at Slater Torah Academy for classes at 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Also at Slater Torah Academy, kids will learn about start ups at 12:15 p.m. from Ilan Regenbaum. That evening, Chabad Metairie is hosting an event with Dr. Lisa Aiken at a private residence for her talk, "How to Raise Kids with Good Self-Esteem."
The Jewish Federation is proud to partner with Limmud for a special Hands-on Scribal Arts Workshop at the lovely uptown home of Cathy Glaser. Attendees will enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and wine while learning from Torah scribe and artist, Jamie Shear. Tickets are $10 each and include all supplies. Spots are limited, so purchase ticket(s) now at events.idonate.com/scribalarts.
Ilan Regenbaum will also speak that night at Congregation Beth Israel (4004 W Esplanade Ave, Metairie). Over snacks and coffee, Ilan will lead a talk on “Tech & Torah" where attendees will learn how Jewish tradition is evolving in the face of modern technology. To RSVP, please email Rabbi Josh Pernick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 12
All three Amiel BaKehila speakers will be present at Jewish Community Day School on Thursday morning to speak with parents and kids. Over bagels and coffee, attendees will learn about each of their diverse topics before the delegation heads to their next destination, Charleston, South Carolina. Questions? Email Michelle Neal at email@example.com.