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

New Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am- 4 pm

The NCJW Hannah G. Solomon Award Committee is pleased to announce
Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik
 have been selected to receive our 2016 award.
The award celebrates people who are catalysts for social change and
 who support and further the issues important to NCJW

Loel Samuel, Chair of the 2016 selection committee,
reports that the recipients are very surprised, very thrilled, and very honored.

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.

Save the date!
The Award Luncheon will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Westin Hotel.

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.


Moving the Ball Forward 2nd Anniversary Happy Hour!
    Tuesday, May 24 at 6 PM
    Bayou Beer Garden in New Orleans

Join the National Council of Jewish Women of NO as we celebrate 2 years of Moving the Ball Forward: Celebrating New Orleans' most dedicated advocates for social justice.
Network with past panelists & attendees.
Learn how you can take action on all of the important topics we've covered over the past two years.

* Public Safety * Reproductive Justice * Mass Incarceration *
Gun Violence Prevention * Food Justice *

$5 suggested donation (or join NCJW!)

For more information contact


GiveNOLA%202016%20square.jpg        Thank you to all who participated in GiveNOLA Day!

GiveNOLA Day presented donors and nonprofits across our city with many
challenges as the host site crashed and donors couldn't donate!
But you persevered, and we are incredibly appreciative.


 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 Tolmas
Charitable Trust  has renewed its sponsorship of the  NCJW Way: Learning to Lead program. Thank you for this vote of support.

The 2016-17 class is being formed this summer.

We are looking for 6 wonderful women to participate in the 2016-17 NCJW Way Leadership Program, sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.

Objective:  To inspire and inform future leaders of NCJW using a three part approach; education, service and leadership training.

Qualifications for participants:
Current or new member of NCJW, Greater New Orleans Section
Interest in working to achieve mission of NCJW
Ability to work well with others
Commitment to stay in New Orleans area for minimum 2 years following program

Expectations for participants:
Attend local NCJW crash course (six seminars)
Attend two NCJW general meetings
Attend NCJW’s 47th National Convention in Miami, FL March 23-25, 2017
Organize and participate in a community service project connected with NCJW’s mission (after the initial education year)
Commit to a 2-year term of board service following participation in NCJW WAY

Please nominate yourself or another interested, passionate woman you know. All nominees must fill out application t form. Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, June 24th.

Please contact NCJW Way Program Chair Jenny Nathan,, to receive the application or with any questions. Or call the office at 504-861-7788 or email at


Thank you to our patrons and sponsors for
our annual fundraiser

 An Evening on the Lake

Thank you to

Gala Co-Chairs
Ina Weber Davis and Rollie Rabin
President Susan Kierr

and their committee for the outstanding evening of fun and celebration.

Co-Chairs Rollie Rabin and Ina Davis
Photo by Michael Maples

If you  could not attend, but would like to make a donation
to the NCJW fundraiser online through paypal, 

 please click donate below, 


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 NCJW 2016

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section
 is pleased to announce that the 2016 Hannah G. Solomon Award
will be presented on Monday September 26, 2016 at the Westin Canal Place Hotel.

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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.


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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.


For more information on our advocacy efforts,
please see our advocates website
click here


NCJW  Office Hours 

The schedule for the NCJW office is Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
The hours are  9 am to 4:00pm.
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