Upcoming Events, Educational Opportunities, Announcements & Missions


  • ​Join Congregation Beth Israel's Rabbi Josh Pernick and the JCC each Wednesday evening through April 1 at 7:00 p.m. for SHTISEL 101:  Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. The block-busting Israeli series Shitsel tells the story of a Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem as they reckon with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life. This weekely event is held at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus in  Metairie, and together attendees will watch and discuss the first season of this binge-worth series and learn more about the lifestyle it portrays. All are welcome. There is no cost to attend but an RSVP is required. Contact judy@nojcc.org for additional details and to RSVP. 
  • Northshore Jewish Congregation will hold its “What a Bargain” Garage Sale on Sunday, March 29, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The synagogue is currently accepting items for the sale.

  • Please join The Jewish Agency for Israel’s March of the Living Leadership Mission to Poland and France, from April 20-25, 2020. Join this exclusive Jewish Agency mission designed to demonstrate the power of the Jewish collective. Participate with 10,000 marchers from Auschwitz to Birkenau, remember the victims, and celebrate a new generation of Polish Jews who are reinventing their Jewish community for the 21st century. Meet with ambassadors, mayors and rabbis in Poland, Paris and Normandy to celebrate the upcoming 76th anniversary of D-Day. To learn more and to register, visit jewishagency.org/march2020.

  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has announced its list of spring/summer Entwine Insider travel programs for 2020. Click here to learn more.

  • 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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