Registration open now for the 2019 Civil Rights Trip

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce that our annual Youth Civil Rights Trip to Alabama will be taking place on November 26, 2019! Students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend.
 
Trip participants will be visting the following sites significant to the civil rights movement and to Jewish history:
   * Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma
   * Temple Mishkan Israel in Selma
   * Anne Frank Tree in Birmingham
   * Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
   * Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
 
Transportation, meals, and admission fees for all students and chaperones will be provided FREE OF CHARGE thanks to our generous sponsors.
 
The deadline to enroll is October 25.
 

For more information and to register your middle school student (first come, first served), click here.

 
Please contact Mithun Kamath at mithun@jewishnola.com or 504-780-5608 if you are interested in chaperoning your student/child.
 

 

Community Mitzvah Day

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans invites you to a community-wide multi-faith service day on Sunday, November 3 (it’s the Saints’ bye week!) from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at City Park. Service opportunities are available for the whole family, including park beautification, tree planting, and bird house painting. The projects will be followed by a Mitzvah Fest, featuring food, music, and family crafts and games (led by BBYO). Additionally, there will a special ceremony dedicating one of the newly planted trees as the “Tree of Life” in memory of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack and all other victims of hate and discrimination.

 

All volunteers will receive a free Nourish t-shirt. Vegetarian and cheese pizza, snacks, beverages and kosher food will be available. Join us for all or part of the day!

 

The Federation is proud to have our Community Mitzvah Day as an official partner event of the 7th annual Jewish Culture Days of Halle, Germany - also the site of a recent anti-Semitic attack.

 

Sign up to volunteer using the following form:

  • WBOK Series continues

    In October, 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 June 5, 2019, Rabbi Deborah Silver and Pastor Brandon Boudin discussed the recent spate of horrible hate crimes at places of worship.

HBCU Speaker Series

The kickoff of the HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart, with Pastor Chris Harris.

  • A New Kind of Jewish Song Leader

    What did you do after school? In his spare time, this Jewish day school student volunteers to combine his love of music with his love of helping people to transport residents at his local Federation-supported Jewish nursing home suffering dementia back to the glory days of their youth.

  • 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.

An Update on Allocations | Celebrating the 2018 Annual Campaign


We wanted to share an update about the work of the Jewish Federation - work that would not have been possible without your generous support. Your donations to the 2018 Annual Celebration have been formally donated to all of our incredible community partner organizations - and on Monday, March 11, representatives from each of these organizations joined the Federation to celebrate in the Oscar J. Tolmas L'dor V'dor Lobby at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus in Metairie.

If you haven't had a chance to watch our Facebook Live streamed video from the event, you can click the image to the right to view it - and you'll learn about the important work of our community agencies.
It's because of your generosity that we're able to reach so many lives. Your gift to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign makes the work of our partners possible, from providing summer camp scholarships to offering chessed (loving-kindness) to homebound seniors.

Thank you!

UPCOMING IN NEW ORLEANS

Oct

23

Federation-Executive Committee Meeting

Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus Jewish Federation
Metairie, LA 70002

Oct

23

Jewish Community Center-Author Series

Jewish Community Center 5342 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Oct

24

Federation-Board Meeting

Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus Jewish Federation
Metairie, LA 70002

Oct

28

Jewish Children's Regional Service-Executive Committee Meeting

Uptown JCC 5342 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans , LA 70115

Oct

28

Jewish Community Day School-Board Meeting

Jewish Community Day School 3747 West Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70002

Oct

29

Jewish Endowment Foundation Board Meeting

Holiday Inn Downtown/Superdome 330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Oct

29

Chabad-Women's Event

Chabad of Louisiana 7037 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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