The Jewish Newcomers Program assists newcomers through their transition to the Greater New Orleans area, helping them feel at home and welcome in our community. The program offers a variety of membership benefits to introduce newcomers to the Jewish community.
• Discounted First Year Membership to the Jewish Community Center
• Complimentary One Year Memberships provided by the National Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah
• Financial assistance towards tuition at the Jewish Community Day School
• Discount coupons to local restaurants and Jewish-owned businesses
• General support and outreach
*Please note that there is no automatic entitlement to these benefits. All benefits are dependent upon the applicant's eligibility, to be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans.
Questions about the Newcomers Program? Call Michelle Neal directly at 504-780-5604.
How to apply
The Jewish Newcomers Program is here to help newcomers transition, feel at home and become active members of the New Orleans Jewish community. It’s easy to join:
Click on the button below to download the application.
The Jewish community of Greater New Orleans continues to thrive, with Jews of all denominations collaborating closely to ensure a vibrant and engaged future. Branded by The Jewish Week as the “new mecca of tikkun olam [repairing the world],” the Greater New Orleans Jewish community offers both a rich history and a fresh and youthful approach to communal life - from JNOLA to Moishe House to AVODAH. Our mid-sized community offers all of the benefits of a large city with the hospitality of a small town - with several kosher dining options, two Jewish day schools, two Jewish Community Centers and nine synagogues to explore.