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

 NCJW is pleased to announce that our own

Michelle Erenberg

NCJW GNO VP Education; NCJW State Policy Advocate (SPA) for Louisiana 
will be honored at NCJW's Washington Institute in March!
Michelle will be recognized with the national award
"Outstanding Advocate"

Please join us in congratulating Michelle!

Save the Date
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Join us
on the Evening of Saturday, April 16
for our Fundraising Gala
"An Evening at the Lake"

La Maison du Lac
Lakeshore Drive
Music, Dinner and Camaraderie
More details to follow


Welcome to our new office administrative assistant,

Bridget Nolan

Bridget%20picturecrop01-2016.jpgBridget has just completed her Masters in Art Administration
 from UNO and most recently worked in the development department at the
 Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Please join us in saying farewell to Terri Shrum,
our long time assistant, who leaves us to
relocate to Key West.

Thank you,Terri, for your more than seven years of service and dedication to our section.
Best of luck to you. You will be missed!

Our January Advocacy Newsletter is available!
To read the newsletter online,
please click here

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.


January General Meeting
Thank you to
 Tulane Hillel
The Goldie and Morris Mintz Center for Jewish Life
and our Speaker
Rabbi Yonah Schiller, Executive Director of Hillel
for his thought provoking presentation

Thanks also to our planning committee for the event.
Jenny Nathan, Event Host • Brenda Brasher, Program Chair • Susan Kierr, President, NCJW, GNO


Thank you to all who participated in our shoe drive for our community partner,
Girls on the Run.
The drive was a huge success and YOU made the difference.
Your generosity helped
sponsor a 
new scholarship site for a Girls on the Run(GOTR) team in New Orleans! 
 Girls on the Run aims to never turn a girl away from the program, regardless 
of financial status. You helped us continue reaching this goal.


2015-16 NCJW Way - Learning to Lead Announces:
    New Class and 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 is sponsoring the 2015-16 NCJW Way: Learning to Lead program.

In 2013, our NCJW section launched an innovative leadership program NCJW Way: Learning to Lead. This program brings together a cohort of women, new to NCJW, for an intensive year-long seminar that culminates in a trip to a national NCJW meeting. 

The primary goal of NCJW Way is to inspire and inform future leaders of NCJW and the local Jewish community using a three-pronged approach: education, service, and leadership training.  Participants are expected to attend all program sessions, design and participate in a service project, attend a national leadership meeting, and attend other local  meetings. In addition, they commit to a two-year term of NCJW GNO board service following participation in NCJW Way.  

The 2015-2016 NCJW Way participants are: Arianna Baseman, Shayna Blum, Fran Dinehart, Maddie Fireman, Dana Keren, and Nora Udell. These women were selected by the committee this summer and represent a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.

Thank you to Tolmas fund trustees Lisa Romano and Vincent Giardina for their thoughtful consideration of the community's needs, their perceptive study of NCJW's projects, and their dedication to preserving the memory of Oscar Tolmas. We look forward to working together as we honor his legacy.
Oscar Judah Tolmas was a New Orleans native who served as a Naval Officer during World War II. Upon discharge, he pursued several career paths, including law, real estate development, and horse racing. He served for several years on the LA State Racing Commission and as Chairman for four years in the early 90s. In 2013, he was honored by the Louisiana Bar Association as a 70-year member, having graduated in 1943 from Tulane University Law School. Mr. Tolmas passed away on December 2, 2013 at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Skinner Tolmas, a lifelong member of NCJW. In his last will and testament he formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust to help other tax exempt charities with their missions, leaving all of his estate to the trust.    


Find out more information about voting in Louisiana at

For more information about this year's Louisiana elections

please read the 2015 Elections Edition of our E newsletter

by clicking here

For our October 2015 Advocacy News

Click here


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.


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


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

FOX 8 Defenders Program Offers Consumer Suggestions

It is with sadness that we mourn the 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 schedule for the NCJW office is Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The hours will be - 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, 


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

in March, are now available.

Please click here to see them