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Connect with Our Community - Locally and Globally

Since 1913, we have helped sustain and improve the quality of Jewish life in New Orleans, in Israel, and around the world. Together with our peer Jewish Federations across North America we act nationally and globally to address challenges including antisemitism, humanitarian crises, and natural disasters.
In New Orleans our work helps ensure the vitality of the local Jewish community through grant making to organizations standing as pillars in local Jewish culture, as well as serving the entire multicultural community of Greater New Orleans. We seek every opportunity to contribute meaningfully to New Orleans’ vitality, vibrance, and future through the Jewish value of tikkun olam, meaning “repairing the world.”


Philanthropists are the change-makers and community-shapers of the world. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans offers many paths to engage in the fulfilling work of tikkun olam. Our collective philanthropy enriches our own lives while improving the lives of others.

To learn more about Federation Community Campaign giving levels and benefits, special program sponsorship opportunities, and the women’s philanthropic community Lions of Judah, please contact Lisa McCaffety-Scott, Chief Development Officer, at

Donor Resources

Giving Levels

Prime Minister’s Council

Members of the Prime Minister's Council are the Jewish Federation's leaders in giving, contributing more than $100,000 each year to our Community Campaign.

King David Society

The King David Society is a community of philanthropists who contribute between $25,000 and $99,000 to our Community Campaign.

Major Donor

Major donors who give a minimum annual household gift of $10,000 are celebrated in our community annually at the Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner, and receive invitations to other special events and Jewish Federations of North America missions.

Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah was established to celebrate a woman’s commitment to the worldwide Jewish community through a minimum annual household gift of $5,000 - wherever Jews live, wherever Jews are in need. Lions are feted annually at the Lion of Judah luncheon.

Ben-Gurion Society

The Ben-Gurion Society is our community for emerging philanthropists giving $1,000 or more to our Community Campaign.

Chai Society

The Chai Society recognizes JNOLA donors (ages 21-39) who give either $180 individually or $360 per household each year to the Community Campaign. JNOLA hosts an annual celebration of Chai Society members.