Note:For Fox8 Defenders questions and concerns,
 please contact us at 877-670-6397 only. Do not call our local office.

To view our September 2014 bulletin

Click here


NCJW in Action

Mark your calendar for these amazing events

NCJW is sponsoring several events in the next couple of weeks.
We hope you can attend and invite your friends!

Mon. October 20, 2014

Blow the Whistle: Residents & Officers Raise Voices to End NOPD Retaliation

5:30 PM - 7:30PM

New Orleans City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70130

RSVP - Click Here

Wed. October 22, 2014

Juvenile and Criminal Court Candidates Forum

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans

Moderated by Lee Zurik, with live webcast

Free and open to the public

Jewish : Female : Activist: What’s Gender Got to do with It?

Three-Session Mini-Course in Gender & Judaism

There is still time to participate in our FINAL session.

What: A mini-course in three sessionsexamining the contributions of gender to the past, present and future of Jewish women’s activism.

Wednesday, October  29, 2014

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Where: Anna Many Lounge at the Newcomb College

Center for Research on Women (NCCROW), 

Tulane University Uptown Campus

Second floor, Caroline Richardson Building at 62 Newcomb Place,
Tulane University Building #84.
The building is between the Woldenberg Art Center and the Student Health Services Building
just inside the Willow Street entrance to Newcomb College,
between Broadway and Calhoun streets. An elevator to the second floor
is available in the entrance alcove.


A voluntary donation of $10 per class is requested. Contact Brenda Brasher,, for more details.

Session Three: Jewish Women Through a Gendered Lens: 

Representation and Perception, Authority and Power

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)

Convener: Robin Goldblum

Instructor: Prof. Betsy Weiss

In the third, concluding session, participants will explore representations of Jewish women in film, 

television and other media, and consider the implications of this for Jewish women’s activism.

 To register, please email the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section, Donation checks should be made payable to NCJW, GNO. Any questions? 

Contact Dr. Brenda Brasher,


Thank you to our host, 

Mimi Schlesinger

and speakers,

 Terry Flettrich and Shellye Brown

for a special evening for our opening event.


NOPL (New Orleans Public Library) thanks our volunteers for their help

with the Back to School give-a-way program at the main library  last weekend.

Benay Bernstein ~ Ina Davis ~  Sefira Fialkoff ~ Keren Gesend ~ Anna Leightman ~

 Jan Miller ~ Susan Scharff ~ Dana Shepard ~  Cole Bernstein Trosclair ~ Dana Wallen ~ Eileen Wallen


FOX 8 Defenders Program Offers Consumer Suggestions
Our volunteers with the  Fox 8 Defenders program assist  individuals with
consumer problems by  answering questions and finding solutions. 

On July 12, 2014, the Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association

presented a First Place Award to WVUE Fox 8 Defenders and Shelley Brown (on air reporter)

for coverage of "Hounded". Congratulation to all NCJW Fox 8 Defenders and Channel 8.

Contact us at 877-670-6397

A brochure of  recommendations for
common consumer issues  has been developed and is available.
To download a printable brochure, click here  


Our Advocacy Newsletter!
To view the most recent edition,
Click here

For previous issues, please see our advocacy page

Thank you to Education VP Michelle Erenberg for her work developing this newsletter.
To receive the newsletter by email, please contact Michelle at
(504) 451-8489


NCJW Slate of Officers and Directors 2014-2015


President                                  June Leopold               14-15

 Vice Presidents                        Michelle Erenberg        14-16

                                                Barbara Greenberg       14-16

                                                Sue Jernigan                14-16

                                                Jenny Nathan               13-15

Corresponding Secretary          Rachelle Stein              14-16

Co- Recording Secretaries        Katie Single                 14-16

                                                Missy Taranto              14-16

Treasurer                                 Kathy Shepard             13-15

Assistant Treasurer                  Patricia Kirschman       13-15

Financial Secretary                  Anna Leightman           13-15

Elected Board Members

Lisa Abel                13-15           Robin Goldblum         13-15

Patty Barnett           14-16            Rollie Rabin               13-15

Brenda Brasher       13-15            Nicole Trosclair         14-16

Sarah Covert           14-16            Eileen Wallen            13-15

Jennette Ginsburgh   14-16           Lisa Pulitzer Zoller    13-15 

Nominating Committee  14-15

Chair                           Phyllis Nitzkin

Ex Officio Chair          Beth Hershberg

Ex Officio Past Pres     Ina Weber Davis

From the Board           Tricia Kirschman         Loel Samuel    

                                    Jenny Nathan               Katie Single

From the Membership  Susan Kierr                  Susan Scharff

                                    Debbie Pesses              Sue Singer



Thank you for supporting

An Evening in the English Countryside

to benefit  our programs and services

and many thanks to

 Fleur de Lis Singers for their lovely performance

 Michael Maples Photography for pictures

Diane and Alan Franco

The evening featured a buffet, silent auction, and the Fleur de Lis Singers. This quartet is a part of the Crescent City Sound Chorus of the Sweet Adelines International,
and have appeared at many events in the community.
 Their members are Jeanine Thibodaux, Sheryl York, Susan Domanque, and Beverly Traub

NCJW Greater New Orleans is proud to have participated  in the
New Orleans Community Wide Online Giving Day
in conjunction with Greater New Orleans Foundation

 to all who made this day so successful and
helped raise almost $1600 for NCJW and our local projects and services.

To see our page,
enter here
A percentage of your donation will be matched by Greater New Orleans Foundation.


NCJW  Office Hours 

The new schedule for the NCJW office is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The hours will remain the same - 8am to 3:30pm. ***Please jot yourself a note about the change!***
If you need to drop off something small that will slip under the door, you may do that at any time that the building is open, 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.


If you  would like to make a donation to NCJW online 

through paypal please click donate below, 


NCJW volunteered in the Off the Field program for " Safe Teens " at the

New Orleans Family Justice Center 

before the Superbowl. Off the Field is the association of NFL Football Wives. 

New Orleans Family Justice Center is a community service partner of our NCJW Section

Representing NCJW is  Sue Jernigan, June Leopold and Myra Krassenstein,


NCJW Joins with  Louisiana Women's Round-table

NCJW is thrilled to be working with a diverse network of non-profit organizations named Louisiana Women's Round-table. This group is coordinating to present discussion forum's to the public on policy issues that impact the lives of women and families. On February 19th we hosted our first in our round-table series, What Matters to Women, Matters to America. Moderated by Sally J. Kenney, Executive Director of Newcomb College Institute, the panel engaged the audience in a critical discussion about how public policies intersect in a way that could have a long-lasting impact women's futures. We would like to thank Sally Kenney, Tania Tetlow, Marjorie Esman, Karissa Haugeberg, and Beth Willinger for participating in this discussion and our co-sponsors for making this a wonderful event.

We will host another panel in the Fall, so keep an eye on your newsletters for more information.

Louisiana Women's Round-table is a strong coalition of organizations including: American Association of University Women-New Orleans Branch, American Civil Liberties Union - Louisiana, Independent Women's Organization, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, League of Women Voters New Orleans, Louisiana Progress, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section, National Organization for Women of New Orleans, and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Do you know someone who needs to register to vote? Someone who has recently moved or just turned 18? It's so EASY to register to VOTE. Everything can be done online in a matter of a minute, literally, check it out and pass this on:

Thank you for your commitment to women, children, and families,

The new 2014-17 NCJW Resolutions, approved at the NCJW Inc. Convention 

in March, are now available.

Please click here to see them


 Click here to find your voting poll location and sample ballot for your address.


Please support our advertisers and tell them you saw their ad in the NCJW direcory.

Now is the time to step up to volunteer! Bring a friend, ask someone new, bring your mother, daughter, neighbor or newcomer.

Let's rally the troops and spread the good feelings and good times!