The National WWII Museum will host a screening of Who Will Write Our History on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Solomon Victory Theater. In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars, and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. This screening is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to attend.
The Jewish Community Day School invites you to raise your Monarch Martini, dine on a Fritillary of Fanciful Foods, and savor the Sounds of a Classical String Ensemble during the Butterfly Ball Gala in support of their Annual Campaign on Sunday, November 18 at 5:30 pm. This year’s honoree is JCDS Head of School, Dr. Sharon Pollin. Co-hosts Susan and Howard Green, and Fran and Jonny Lake, look forward to welcoming you to the Magical Butterfly Garden at 3747 W. Esplanade Avenue. For more information, to become a Patron, to buy tickets or to donate to the Butterfly Ball, click HERE.
Temple Sinai's Adult Beginner Hebrew class will begin Wednesday, October 10, taking place in the evenings over nine nights from 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. This course is free and open to the public, but registration is requested so that enough books will be available. Questions? Call 504-861-3693.
Congregation Gates of Prayer's continuing education series with Rabbi David Gerber, Science and Religion, will be held this month on Wednesdays (October 10, 17, and 24) at 7:30 p.m. Over the years, many have viewed science to be incompatible with religion. In reality, and in Jewish history, science has always been essential to understanding religion. Can science prove the existence of God? Can the study of the natural universe bring us closer to our Torah? Join Gates of Prayer for a three week course exploring how a Jew can and should pursue scientific understanding as a means to faith.
The International Lion of Judah Conference will be held January 13-15, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. This exciting celebration of philanthropy celebrates women who give more than $5,000 annually to their Federation's Annual Campaign. Cathy Bart will be feted as the New Orleans recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award. If you are interested in attending, please visit www.lionconference.org. Questions? Please contact Sherri Tarr at email@example.com. Registration will close soon.
Registration is now open for the third Jewish Federation Food and Wine Mission to Israel, to be held April 1-9, 2019. The land cost (airfare is not included) wil be no more than $4,999 (for double occupancy, with a single supplement upcharge of $1,379), and participants will be joined by two New Orleans chefs - including 2014 James Beard Award winner, Chef Ryan Prewitt (Peche), and another chef to be named soon. Capped at only 36 participants, this is an intimate opportunity to explore the culinary landscape of Israel, from Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market to the lush hills of the vineyards in the Golan Heights. To learn more, please contact Sherri Tarr at 504-780-5609 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, click here.
Join the Jewish Federations of North America on a special LGBTQ Mission to Israel, to take place June 6-13, 2019. Like in America, the LGBTQ community in Israel is actively seeking equality and acceptance. Experience Israel's thriving, vibrant LGBTQ community against the complex cultural backdrop of the country. Itinerary and details to follow soon.
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.