Upcoming Events

  • ​​​Congregation Gates of Prayer is holding an Introduction to Judaism course each Wednesday (except September 20, because of Rosh Hashanah) at 7:30 p.m. The course is 12 weeks long - to register, please contact office@gatesofprayer.org or 504 885-2600.

  • "What does Jewish law say about….?" will take place at Congregation Gates of Prayer each Thursday in September at 12:00 p.m. This series will take place in a question and answer format, and all are welcome.
  • Join Congregation Gates of Prayer for a Sunday Morning Health Program with Dr. Michael F. Wasserman on Sunday, September 24. The event will kick off with a bagel and lox breakfast at 9:15 a.m., with the talk to follow at 9:45 a.m. Dr. Wasserman is a pediatrician with 40 years of medical service, and with 26 years experience at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. A native New Orleanian, he received his degrees from Cornell and Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Tulane Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Wasserman is board certified in Pediatrics and is a member of numerous professional societies. Trained as a general pediatrician, his areas of special interest include middle ear disease, asthma, and childhood obesity. The suggested breakfast donation is $5 - RSVP to 504- 885-2600 or office@gatesofprayer.org.

  • The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will host its annual Hannah G. Solomon Award luncheon on Monday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel (555 Canal Street, New Orleans). The lunch honors a person who, through volunteer leadership, has brought forth social change while supporting NCJW values - this year's honoree is Kim Sport. To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ncjwneworleans.org.  

Educational Opportunities/Announcements

  • 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!  ​