Upcoming Events, Educational Opportunities, Announcements & Missions


  • A special meeting of the members of Congregation Ahavas Scholem will be held at Congregation Beth Israel on Thursday, September 19 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. 

  • Hadassah is hosting its Keepers of the Gate Chai Tea. This event honors the local chapter’s Keepers of the Gate, who commit to making gifts of $1,000 or more, on September 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Susan Green. Judy Green will lead a program on laughter yoga. The couvert is $36. To RSVP, and for the address, contact Kitzi Goldman at 504-598-9481.

  • The installation of the new Jewish Community Day School Head of School, Dr. Brad Philipson, will take place on Friday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation followed by a breakfast reception provided by DVASH Catering at Jewish Community Day School. To RSVP for this free event please click HERE.

  • Jewish Community Day School is holding a Sukkot Second Line Festival on Thursday, October 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All are welcome for BBQ, beer, and brass band fun! 

  • Hadassah will host a Family Fun Day at The Fly on October 27 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. The event will include games and a tzedakah project for young families. Light refreshments will be provided - but bring a picnic blanket. RSVP to Lauren Ungar by email at laurenungar1@gmail.com.

  • Jewish Community Day School will hold an Open House for infants - 6th grade on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to office@jcdsnola.org.

  • Hadassah and Chabad are partnering for a Challah Bake on November 13 from 6:30–9:00 p.m. at Congregation Gates of Prayer. Challah dough will be prepared on site to be then baked at home. 

  • Save the date for Jewish Community Day School's annual gala, which will honor Susan and Howard Green, on Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. For patron opportunities, contact Tiffany Cotlar at tcotlar@jcdsnola.org.

  • On January 26, 2020, the National Council of Jewish Women: Greater New Orleans Section and Hadassah will hold a joint panel on estate planning at Temple Sinai. A panel of experts will discuss the topic “Why I Want to Write a Will” at this program specifically targeted to younger women and their families. Look for more details about upcoming events on the Hadassah Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HadassahNola/.

  • 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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