Upcoming Events 


  • Congregation Gates of Prayer will offer A Taste of J-FLEx on Sunday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. J-FLEx (Jewish Fun Learning Experiences) is a new way to envision what Religious School can be.  Adopting a camp-style format,  J-FLEx will offer students many paths to connect to Judaism in a way that is meaningful to them. CGoP will be hosting a taste of this program, as campers will be divided into cabins and participate in three 30 minute fun learning experiences. All current Kindergarten through 8th graders are invited and welcome to join in the fun.  This program is open to all in the community. For more information, contact Phil Gaethe at 885-2600 or educator@gatesofprayer.org.


Educational Opportunities, Announcements & Missions

  • The Jewish Agency for Israel is holding a Mission to Mexico from May 22-27,  2019. This is a unique opportunity to experience firsthand examples of the great work that the Federation’s overseas partner, the Jewish Agency does in countries around the world, while connecting with and learning about a very special Jewish community that is so very close to home. The land cost 3,650 which includes 5-night hotel accommodation  at Presidente Intercontinental, day tours with a professional English speaking guide, VIP Transportation in Mexico City in a modern deluxe air-conditioned van, airport transfers, attraction entrance fees, day trip to Oaxaca, and security as per Jewish Agency Chief Security Officer instructions. For registration information and other questions, please contact Hal Applebaum at hala@jafi.org.

  • Ameinu, in cooperation with Dror Israel, the largest urban kibbutz movement in Israel, is launching a new Israel program called Urban Kibbutz Social Change. The first cohort of the five month program will begin in September 2019 and is recognized by Masa Israel Journey. Participants will live communally in Haifa, volunteer in a range of social action settings alongside their Israeli counterparts, study Hebrew and tour around Israel. Learn more at www.kibbutzprogramcenter.net, or contact Miki Golod, National Program Director at 212-366-1194 or mail@kibbutzprogramcenter.org.

  • 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!  ​​

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )