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


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Join NCJW, Greater New Orleans Section

for our

Opening Event

A Sunday Brunch
Resilience Under the Oaks:
The Past, Present, and Future of City Park
Featuring Bob Becker, CEO of City Park*

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
At the home of Susan and Bill Hess
8 Garden Lane, New Orleans
Couvert: $20 per person
RSVP with your check by September 25 to:
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., Suite 208
New Orleans, LA 70125 

or pay through paypal below

October 2015 Opening Brunch Meeting
*Bob Becker, CEO of City Park, will discuss the park's history including its Jewish
connections and share details of its renaissance since Katrina in 2005.

Named recently as one of the "Heroes of Recovery" by New Orleans Magazine,
 Becker is credited not only with repairing the catastrophic
 damage done by Katrina but also remaking it into one of the
 Top 10 public parks in the country—now visited  by 14 million people annually.

Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on
      Healthcare – Co-Sponsored by NCJW

Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm.
Dillard University, Professional Schools Building- Georges Auditorium
2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans
Moderator: Dr. Corey Hebert, Community Health TV and WDSU commentator
Hosted by: Healthcare for Everyone- Louisiana

NCJW is  excited to be a co-sponsor of the Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidate
Forum on Healthcare this year. For more than four years, NCJW has worked in
with advocates across Louisiana to demand the state expand Medicaid.
the governor and legislature have refused, more than 250,000 people
in Louisiana fall into a gap where they cannot afford health insurance.

NCJW has made health care for all a priority and we believe it should 
be a priority for the candidates for governor.

Can't make it to the forum?
It will be broadcast on WDSU TV Channel 6. More  info coming soon!


Louisiana will go to the polls this fall to elect a new governor, 

state senators and representatives, and BESE members

The Gubernatorial Primary is Oct. 24, 2015

The last day to register for the Primary is September 23, 2015
Early voting is Oct. 10-17 (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Gubernatorial General Election is Nov. 21, 2015

The last day to register for the Gubernatorial General is October 21, 2015
Early voting is Nov. 7-14 (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Find out more information about voting in Louisiana at

For more information about this years Louisiana elections

please read the 2015 Elections Edition of our E newsletter

by clicking here


Ready to get rid of your gently used shoes?

We are excited to work with our community partner, Girls on the Run*, to collect
gently used ADULT and KIDS shoes for a Funds to Orgs shoe drive!

Local Community Impact: 300 bags of 25 pairs of shoes is enough to sponsor a 
new scholarship site for a Girls on the Run(GOTR) team in New Orleans! 
At Girls on the Run we aim to never turn a girl away from the program, regardless 
of financial status. You can help us continue reaching this goal.
Global Community Impact: Funds2Orgs will pick up the shoes that 
Girls on the Run and National Council of Jewish Women have 
generously collected. They will then pay GOTR for each bag of shoes. Next,
shoes are distributed to individuals living in 
26 developing nations around the world.
Rubber band the pairs together and contact either to make 
arrangements to drop your shoes off at the GOTR office on St. Charles Ave,
or drop them at the NCJW office Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 
from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. 

You can also bring them to our Opening Event on October 4.
Questions? Email

*Girls on the Run New Orleans inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


To read our latest bulletin please click below

September 2015 Bulletin

May 2015 Bulletin


Announcing New Scholarship Fund

Sara Stone, our beloved Honorary Scholarship Chair,  turned 100 in August.
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.


Katrina 10-Year-Commemoration  

On August 30, 2015, NCJW joined the Jewish community for a

Katrina 10-Year-Commemoration. The evening marked an opportunity to come together 

to celebrate all of the things that continue to make our resilient city unique and wonderful. 

We also had the chance to thank so many of those in our community and around the country who

assisted with the recovery efforts. 


Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Board

led by new President Susan Kierr!

Many thanks also to our dynamic speaker

 Barri Bronston

Author of "Walking New Orleans"

for her informative discussion.


Fox 8 and NCJW Fox Defenders Win 2015 Murrow Award

NCJW's FOX 8 DEFENDERS and Shelley Brown have been awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the ongoing series with the "Bad Buses" about corrupt car service companies.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. Learn more about Edward R. Murrow from a CBS profile and read about his most famous speech.

Through Fox 8 Defenders, NCJW volunteers assist individuals with consumer problems by answering questions and finding solutions. A brochure of  recommendations for common consumer issues has been developed and is available. This award is a great honor for all the volunteers and for founder, Babs Isaacson, who led the Fox 8 Defender volunteers for many years and who passed away this year.



NCJW Greater New Orleans Section is pleased to have been a part of the second annual
community wide Greater New Orleans Foundations's GiveNOLA Day. The event was a huge success.

Thank you for your continued support of NCJW and our programs.


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


Our Annual Fundraiser

“Puttin' on the Glitz...

A Gem of a Party”


Joan S. Berenson, Celia Katz, Flo Schornstein, Sara Stone

Greater New Orleans Section’s Honorary Vice-Presidents

was a huge success!

Thank you to Co-chairs Betty Kohn and Loel Weil Samuel and
their fabulous committee for making it such a fun and meaningful event.

Special thanks to our Underwriters, Patrons and Auction Donors
For a full list of our auction donors, please see our Events page

 ◊ Betty and Ira Kohn Foundation ◊
◊ Linda and Richard Friedman ◊
◊ Joan and Dr. Gerald Berenson ◊
 ◊  First NBC ◊ Kim Glazer Goldberg/ Jerome S. Glazer Foundation ◊
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred M. Kullman, Jr. ◊ Whitney Bank ◊

NCJW also wishes to thank…
Ambrose Garden ~  Linda and Richard Friedman ~ Hilton New Orleans Riverside and staff ~ Millie and Robert Kohn ~ Maple Street Patisserie ~ Michael Maples Photography
Honoree gifts created by Andrew Jackson Pollack


To find out how you can take action this month
with our activities for
Reproductive Justice,
please click here


For more information visit


FOX 8 Defenders Program Offers Consumer Suggestions

It is with sadness that we mourn the recent passing of Babs Isaacson. Babs was a Past President of our Section, a recipient of both the Hannah Solomon Award and the Harold Salmon Award, and founder and  Chair of the Fox 8 Defenders program.  For a beautiful tribute to Babs prepared by Fox 8,
please click here

Our volunteers with the  Fox 8 Defenders program assist  individuals with
consumer problems by  answering questions and finding solutions.

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


Our Advocacy Newsletter!

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  Office Hours 

The new schedule for the NCJW office is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The hours will remain the same - 8am to 3:30pm. 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, 


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

in March, are now available.

Please click here to see them