Upcoming Events, Educational Opportunities, Announcements & Missions


  • Le Petit Theatre proudly announces The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring internationally acclaimed pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek. Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Golabek and Lee Cohen, the play is set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz and tells the true story of Golabek’s mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, Golabek performs some of the world’s most beautiful music live as she relates the real-life legacy of her mother’s quest to survive. The Pianist of Willesden Lane opens on May 10 and runs through May 26, 2019. Regular ticket prices range from $25-$55. Student tickets are always $15. Group discount of 10% on groups of 10 or more. Single tickets are available by calling the box office weekdays from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 504-522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com.

  • On Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 p.m., the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans will sponsor and host a luncheon featuring guest speaker, Israeli Brigadier General Bentzi Gruber (Reserves, Vice Commander of Armored Division 252). Part of the Amiel BaKehila program sponsored by the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs in partnership with Ohr Torah Stone, Brigadier General Gruber will give a lecture on ethics, social responsibility, and leadership.  This is an event exclusively for JWV Veterans and patrons. All individuals must RSVP by May 17 to Major Carol Berman at (504)390-5505 or icmiles@yahoo.com. Space is limited!

  • AIPAC cordially invites all to the New Orleans Premier Event, featuring Bret Stephens, Associate Editor & Columnist, The New York Times. The event will be held on Sunday, June 2, with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and the main program at 6:00 p.m. The location is to be determined, and a formal invitation will soon follow. The couvert is $36, and reservations are required. For additional information, please contact Jodi Eubanks at jeubanks@aipac.org or 832-380-7708.

  • 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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