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The pleasure of your company is requested at the Jewish Federation's 106th Annual Event - An Evening in the Garden. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at City Park's Pavilion of the Two Sisters.

This event will include the annual meeting and election of board members and officers. The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana will present their slate and report. Federation leadership will offer a State of the Federation. The evening will also honor the 2019 Annual Campaign Co-Chairs, Jan Miller and Jonny Lake, as well as the 2019 award winners, Richard Cahn, David Shepard, and Hal Shepard. A seated kosher dinner will be served, with piano music provided by Tom Worrell.

The annual event is open to all members of the Jewish Federation who have made a gift at any level to the 2019 Annual Campaign. Please consider attending as an Angel for $180 - the regular admission price does not cover the full cost of the evening, and we want to make An Evening in the Garden as accessible as possible to our community. If you are a Federation member and would like to attend, but are unable to do so for financial reasons - or wish to only attend the election portion of the evening - please contact Sherri Tarr at sherritarr@jewishnola.com.

A jazz pre-reception for Angels and sponsors will precede the event at 6:00 p.m.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, September 9, as seating is extremely limited. Dress is business casual, and parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Special thanks to our sponsors and partners: Lake Lawn Metairie, Hancock Whitney Bank, Lee Michaels, and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart returns


On Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m., the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans HBCU Speaker Series: Presented by Morris Bart will return with a lecture at Dillard University. The program will feature remarks on the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald schools from Robert G. Stanton, former Director of the U.S. National Park Service, and Stephanie Deutsch, the author of You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South.


This event is the second of a three-part series aimed at connecting the Jewish and African-American communities in the Greater New Orleans area on relevant topics of mutual interest. The past, present, and future of the Jewish/African-American relationship will be explored by different national and local experts, with the goal of engaging both Jews and African-Americans in the region.


The event will be taking place at Dillard University's Professional Schools and Sciences building. Free parking will be available in all lots surrounding the building. The event is free, but will be strictly RSVP-only. Please register no later than Wednesday, September 18. Questions? Contact Mithun Kamath at mithun@jewishnola.com.

  • 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!

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