2018 Annual Campaign 

Imagine more.

As your 2018 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign Co-Chairs, we want convey that Federation’s job is to raise funds so that our partner agencies can focus on providing the invaluable services they do, both here in New Orleans and overseas. Growing the Annual Campaign means helping more people, after all.

 

Why It’s Important to Give:
We can bring comfort to those who need it most. These funds have a daily impact on the education of children, the strengthening of family life, the care and comfort of the frail and elderly, and the sustainability of our partnerships here and abroad. 


Together, we can help feed the poor in overseas Jewish communities. We can provide them with basic necessities like adequate housing and with critical services like urgent medical care. We can provide relief to victims of natural disasters and global crises. We can fund our local agencies, all of which are committed to supporting and serving people in need within the New Orleans community. 


Whether it’s assisting an Ethiopian Jew integrate into Israeli society, offering counseling to the parents of troubled adults here in New Orleans through Jewish Family Service, or promoting the Senior Club program at the Jewish Community Center to value our older population, we facilitate a variety of programs aimed at nurturing the vitality of our community. 


Distribution of Funds:
For the 2018 Annual Campaign, we will continue our customary breakdown of 70% local, 30% overseas distribution of funds. Thanks to the involvement of many dedicated volunteers, Federation has low administration costs and is able to direct more than 92% of the Campaign dollars raised to people who need it most. 
 

Goldring Family and Woldenberg Foundations Match:
During the 2018 Annual Campaign, the Goldring Family and Woldenberg Foundations are generously matching all new gifts at 25%. If you are already a donor, an increase to your existing gift will be matched at 25%, with the remainder of your gift matched at 12%. Each dollar will make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.


Join Us: 
On behalf of our 2018 Campaign Co-Chairs, Julie Schwartz and David Radlauer, and the entire Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, we invite you to join us by making a gift to the 2017 Annual Campaign.

 

Click here to make and/or pay your pledge to the 2018 Annual Campaign.

  • Cultivating Jewish scholars

    Tulane Hillel provides college students with vital Jewish programming on campus, from leadership training to holiday services. A gift of $1,500 funds Hillel’s new educational fellowship, Green Wave Israel Scholars, enabling students to study Israeli history and current events.

  • Resettling immigrants

    Over this past year, the Jewish Agency for Israel has noted a surprising trend: global Aliyah to Israel is up more than 55%. A majority of these immigrants are coming from Europe, due to a marked rise in anti-Semitic attacks in France and the continuing unrest in Ukraine. French Aliyah alone will surpass 5,000 by the end of this year. $3,000 helps an immigrant adjust to a new life in Israel, providing six months of invaluable education, counseling and social support.

  • Strengthening Jewish identity

    A $3,000 gift helps support the Jewish Community Day School’s Hebrew as a Living Language program, which connects JCDS students to the land, language, culture and people of Israel. Using digital technology, this year’s third, fourth and fifth graders are learning Hebrew online with a teacher from Jerusalem. Your gift allows JCDS to upgrade its technological equipment to create better connections between school, home, and Israel.

  • Enhancing quality of life for the aging

    $6,000 will provide a senior with transportation to and from our Jewish Community Center three times per week for one year for social and recreational programming - including chair exercise classes, recreational opportunities such as luncheons, games days, the Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series at the J, and field trips provided by the Seniors On the Go program. Combined, these offerings enhance the quality of life in the aging population in a respectful and loving manner.

  • Providing assistance to the disabled and elderly

    Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) Homemaker Program offers in-home assistance to disabled and/or older adults. Since 1975, JFS homemakers have been helping people with tasks of daily living, ensuring both the safety and independence of individuals in their home. $1,350 provides six months’ worth of weekly visits from a Homemaker.

  • Rescuing the most vulnerable

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has worked tirelessly to protect vulnerable Jews in eastern Ukraine during the ongoing civil conflict. Currently, 1,300 Ukrainian Jews are displaced and/or living in refugee camps. In Lugansk, shootings on the streets are common, supermarkets are closed, most medications are unavailable and ATMs are out of order—but JDC is providing relief to those most in need. An increase of $360 can provide emergency aid to a displaced Jewish family.