Introducing the 2017-2019 Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program Class

David & Betsy Becker | Dan & Cat Forman
Josh & Carli Gertler | Matt Glodowski
Chris Kornman & Arian Elfant | Jon & Michelle Lappen
Mark Wagner & Melissa Harris
Shael & Laura Lee Wolfson | David & Rella Zapletal

Advisors: Michele Gelman & Mike Dodd

Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program

The Lemann-Stern Leadership Development Program was begun in 1960 for the purpose of training outstanding Jewish young men and women in the Greater New Orleans Jewish community for positions of leadership. Participants in the program are selected from self-nominations or nominations made by past Lemann-Stern participants and New Orleans' Jewish community leaders. The program is two years in length and includes a mission to Israel, monthly meetings and a weekend retreat.

Graduates of the program have served on the boards of every Jewish agency, synagogue and organization in our community, and have used the knowledge gained from the program to benefit the wider New Orleans community as well. 


Due to the extreme generosity of 2015 Lemann-Stern GraduatesMorton & Carole Katz and Stuart & Ida Phillips, the Leadership Development Program (formerly known as Lemann-Stern) was renamed, and is now known as the Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program. 


In 2015, Federation also announced the renaming of the program’s annual alumni event, which is now called the Betty and Phillip Meyers Leadership Development Alumni Event, thanks to the generosity of Betty Meyers.


To learn more, please contact Sherri Tarr at or at 504-780-5609.

2015-2017 Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Class Graduates

Bradley & Daniela Bain | Ben & Darrah Caplan | Sarah Cohen | Tracey Dodd | Jason & Rachael Feder | Jonathan & Holly Friedman | Mike & Julie Green | Jonathan Levy | Austin & Carrie Marks | Jeffrey Schwartz & Amy Barad | Peter Seltzer | Alon & Emily Shaya | Jeremy Soso & Rose Sher | Ben Swig | Hallie Timm | Sam & Heide Winston


2013-2015 Lemann-Stern Graduates

Phil Brickman | Jared & Casie Davidson | Michael Dodd | David & Kristin Dulitz | Nathan Kanter | Jorie Kirschbaum | Zach & Emily Kupperman | Adam & Katie Matasar | Meredith Petrone | David & Corey Rittvo | Aaron & Daliah Wolfson

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