Upcoming Events & Missions

  • JFNA National Women’s Philanthropy is proud to present Heart to Heart 9, a transformative mission to Israel, which will be held February 4-8, 2018. Join like-minded, smart, motivated women from across North America on a uniquely inspiring journey. Spend 5 amazing days traveling Israel. Explore the country's rich culture, embrace your spirituality and see how Federation helps those most at risk. Learn more here.

Educational Opportunities/Announcements

  • The Synagogue Softball League is looking for new players!  If you or someone you know would like to play softball on Sunday mornings from late February thru June, please email Josh Danzig at: jdanzig4@cox.net. The league is open to men and women over the age of 14, and you must be Jewish or married to a Jew.  It is an overhand slow-pitch league that is fairly competitive though welcoming of all skill sets.  You don’t have to be a member of a synagogue, though there is a nominal fee to help cover costs.

  • Congregation Gates of Prayer is honored to host the monthly meetings of PFLAG on the second Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:00 p.m. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Monthly meetings are a way for parents, family, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people as well as members of the LGBT community to meet in a loving, non-judgmental, confidential and understanding environment. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend.

  • JCRS invites all New Orleans-area Jewish families of young children to enroll in PJ Library, a nationally acclaimed Jewish outreach initiative  which mails free and age-appropriate Jewish books every month to kids aged 6 months – 8 years. Over 340 NOLA Jewish kids currently receive these beautiful books each month, as a gift from the Goldring Family Foundation, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and JCRS.  To register your child, please contact Bonnie Lustig at nolapj@jcrs.org.

  • Interested in learning Israeli folk dancing?  Classes are held every Monday from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Starlight Dance Studio (5050 West Esplanade Ave.).  Everyone is welcome to attend this fun group, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary!  ​​