Upcoming Events, Educational Opportunities, Announcements & Missions


  • Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation invites all to the annual Nearly New Sale. For several days each July the synagogue’s Social Hall is transformed into a beautifully organized secondhand store offering a wide variety of items including fashions for the entire family, boutique, housewares, furniture, art, books, toys and more. Event dates and times for 2019 are as follows: Sunday, July 14: 10am-2pm; Monday, July 15: 10am-2pm; Tuesday, July 16: 4pm-8pm; Sunday, July 21: 10am-2pm (Half-Price Day); and Monday, July 22: 6pm-8pm (Final Clearance Bag Sale). Unsold items and other merchandise that do not make it onto the sales floor are donated to Bridge House, Dress for Success, Jefferson Parish Friends of the Library, area shelters and other local charities. The Nearly New Sale includes a variety of men’s, women’s, and a tremendous amount of children’s clothing, fashion accessories and shoes. The popular Ladies Boutique offers a wide variety of designer styles including business suits and evening wear. Other deeply discounted items include housewares, furniture, appliances, collectibles, Mardi Gras throws, toys, sporting goods, jewelry, linens and more. Special for this year is a collection of Wedgwood pottery in blue, green and brown. For more information, call 504-889-1144 (M-F, 9a-3p), visit the Nearly New Sale’s Facebook page, and follow @ShirChadashNola on Twitter and Instagram.

  • Join JCRS' PJ Library for fun and games in the pool, on Sunday, July 28 at the Uptown JCC from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Bring your own towels and kids of any age. This event is free and open to PJ Library families, both members and non-members of the JCC. A cool and refreshing kosher snack will be served. Please RSVP to Jennette at 504-215-8757 or pj.jennette@jcrs.org.

  • A special meeting of the members of Congregation Ahavas Scholem will be held at Congregation Anshe Sfard (2230 Carondelet Street: New Orleans) on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of considering a proposal that the Articles of Incorporation (Charter) be amended to extend the life of the Corporation. 

  • 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.

  • Jewish Children's Regional Service (JCRS) invites all NOLA-area Jewish families of young children to enroll in PJ Library, an internationally acclaimed Jewish outreach initiative  sending free and age-appropriate Jewish books every month to kids aged 6 months through 8 years. Over 425 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 504-828-6334 or nolapj@jcrs.org.
  • Jewish Children's Regional Service (JCRS) invites NOLA-area Jewish pre-teens to sign up for PJ OUR WAY, the “latest chapter in the PJ LIBRARY story”.  PJ OUR WAY offers a choice of four outstanding Jewish-themed books every month to kids aged 8 ½ - 12.   Funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and administered locally by the JCRS.  To register, please contact Bonnie Lustig at 504-828-6334 or pjourway@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!  ​​

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