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

Office Hours
Monday,Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 5pm




Early Voting for the December elections runs :
Saturday, November 26, 2016 through Saturday, December 3, 2016 (except Sunday and Holidays)
Go to to register  in Louisiana, for Early Voting locations
for more election information


A Community Event featuring
Anat Hoffman
Thursday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Congregation Gates of Prayer

Anat Hoffman is the executive director of
the Israel Religious Action Center, the legal
and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement
in Israel. Previously, she held a seat on the
Jerusalem City Council, where for fourteen
years she stood in opposition to the policies
of the city’s right-wing and ultra-Orthodox
administration. She has dedicated her adult
life to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam.
Anat Hoffman is one of the great heroes in the
struggle for religious rights for all Jews in Israel.

As Executive Director of the Israel
Religious Action Center she leads the fight to:

Secure unequivocal state recognition,
funding, and equal status for Reform and
Conservative rabbis, synagogues and

Oppose gender segregation and the
exclusion of women from the public sphere.

Combat racist incitement, particularly by
public and religious figures who use Jewish
sources to incite to racist actions and

Protect the rights of all converts to make
aliya and enjoy equal rights in Israel.

Secure freedom of choice in marriage and
equal rights in divorce for all Israelis.

As Chair of the Board for Women of the
Wall, she has led the struggle for women
to have access to pray at the Kotel, the Western Wall.

This program for the entire community is
being sponsored by
Joanne Fried, Lifetime Board Member, Women of Reform Judaism,
Congregation Gates of Prayer
Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

with Co-sponsors Touro Synagogue, Temple Sinai,
Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation,
Shir Chadash Sisterhood, North Shore JewishCongregation,
Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women and Tulane Hillel.


Ana and  Juan Gershanik
  2016 Hannah G Solomon Award Recipients


The award celebrates people who are catalysts for social change and
 who support and further the issues important to NCJW

Ana is an award winning columnist and is active in arts education,
including music enrichment programs for public school children.
Juan is a renowned pediatric neonatologist who is acutely concerned with newborn health,
 to which he volunteers at a local, state and national level.


To view the August 2016 Advocacy Newsletter
Please click here

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Make sure you and those you care about are registered to vote!

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with Rock the Vote.

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to register today!

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please see our advocates website
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 NCJW Way - Learning to Lead Announces:
    New Class and Renewed Tolmas Sponsorship    

            NCJW Way
                   Sponsored by the Oscar J Tolmas Charitable Trust

NCJW Greater New Orleans Section is pleased to announce that the 
Oscar J TolmasCharitable Trust  has renewed its sponsorship of the
NCJW Way: Learning to Lead program for 2016-17. Thank you for this continued support.


NCJW celebrates 6 years with Fox8 Defenders

Congratulations to our NCJW volunteers for celebrating their six year anniversary
 at Fox8! NCJW volunteers  staff the FOX 8 Defenders consumer
advocacy hot line.They tackle just about every kind of consumer concern
 you can imagine.   

To watch the video highlighting NCJW and our involvement over the last six
years in the Fox8 program,
click here


Scenes from our
NCJW Closing Event Luncheon &

Board Installation Event

(Pictured)NCJW President Susan Kierr
Thank you to
Jonathan Ferrara, Keynote Speaker and author of
“Guns in the Hands of Artists”
  Event Co-chairs Vivian Cahn, Brenda Brasher and Robin Goldblum

Top Photo- NCJW President Susan Kierr presents Madalyn Schenk with The 2016 President’s Award.
Bottom Photo- President Susan Kierr, Barbara Kaplinsky, Millie Kohn,
Brenda Brasher, Jennette Ginsburg,
Past NCJW President and National Honorary President Joan Bronk,
Kathy Shepard, Rachelle Stein, Sarah Covert and Michelle Erenberg.

Thank you to Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
for providing a 2016 grant fom the Strategic Impact Fund
for NCJW Way: Learning to Lead. 
This program has received accolades from across the country.
The participants are in the
middle of their year long training
  and will be developing a new community project
with assistance from the original alumni class.


Announcing New Scholarship Fund

Sara Stone, our beloved Honorary Scholarship Chair,  turned 100 in August, 2015.
To celebrate her passion and commitment to the scholarship program, we have created the

Sara B. Stone Educational Enrichment Fund

within our scholarship program. Our Section has been awarding scholarships
the Irma M. Isaacson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Clara and Roy Schwarz Book
Fund was added soon afterwards. Your donations over the years have allowed the 
scholarship program to help hundreds of men and women realize
their dreams for higher education.


NCJW  Office Hours 

The schedule for the NCJW office is
  Monday,Tuesday, and Thursday 9 am -5 pm

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.


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