• Selichot in New Orleans

    The High Holidays are here! Here's what New Orleans is doing to mark Selichot in advance of Rosh Hashanah.

Federation launches 2020 Allocations Process for Beneficiary Agencies


A percentage of annual campaign funds of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans 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).


When considering allocation requests, the Allocations Committee will take into account the impact the particular organization has on the local Jewish community, the need for funding and projected local benefit. Please note that preference will be made for local organizations.


Click here to download the informational packet and application.


The Allocations Committee will accept electronic and/or paper applications until Friday, October 4, 2019. Questions? Please contact Michelle Neal at 504-780-5604 or at michelle@jewishnola.com.

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!




Jewish Community Center-Board Meeting

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



Chabad-Women's Event

Chabad of Louisiana 7037 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70118



Jewish Community Center-Nursery School Breakfast

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



Jewish Children's Regional Service-Hanukkah Gift Wrapathon

Goldring/Woldenberg Comunity campus 3747 West Esplande Ave.
Metairie , LA 70002



Federation-HBCU Speaker Series

Dillard University 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122

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