The Federation’s Katz-Phillips Leadership Development Program, formerly known as Lemann-Stern, has been in existence since 1960. A year and a half in length, the class meets monthly, September-May the first year and September-December the second year, with Graduation in January. Sessions deal with Jewish American history, social action, leadership, and more. 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.
Congratulations to the 2019-2021 Katz-Phillips class, which is our community's largest class in thirty-five years:
Josh & Casey Denson | Mitch Frank | Harris Golden & Ashley Barriere
Eric & Jillian Greenberg | Adam Kancher & McKensie Kirchner
Andy & Paige Katz | Stefan Kostolitz
Ben & Megan Lowenburg | Chandler & Chelsea Nutik | Sarah Schatzmann
Derek Shanman & Elise Henry | David Shepard | Sami Slovy | Aran Toshav & Rebecca Friedman
Brian Weimer | Joshua & Julia Zuckerman | Max & Lorenza Zwain
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 Morton & 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 email@example.com or at 504-780-5609.
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
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
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