Upcoming Events

  • Senator Bill Cassidy will join Congregation Beth Israel for Shabbat Dinner on Friday, June 16.  Senator Cassidy will speak on the topic of "Israel & the Changing Middle East" during dinner. Services are at 7:00 p.m., and dinner will follow at 8:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Info@BethIsraelNOLA.com or call the synagogue office at 504-454-5080.
  • Save the date for the Jewish Federation's 2017 Annual Celebration Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, September 14 at the Audubon Tea Room. More details will follow soon.​


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!  ​