Membership Programs


Presenting: Laughter for the Soul ~ Wednesday, February 3, 2021

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans (NCJW, GNO) is hosting a ‘Laughter for the Soul’ Zoom meeting.  It will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 pm.

The laughter therapy virtual meeting, to be Co-Chaired and presented by Social Worker Susan (Sue) Dembrow Daube, will provide useful tips on “how to find the funny and the fun in life”.  Daube worked 14 years as the Family Life Education Coordinator at Jewish Family Service where she oversaw the Teen Life Counts Suicide Awareness Program as well as Outreach to Intermarried Families and Jews by Choice.  Her job’s duties included grant writing, communications, fundraising, and development of educational programs and therapy groups.

According to program Co-Chair Ronda Kottle, laughter is the best therapy during these stressful times.

“We’ve had to cope with the Corona Virus, social distancing, and wearing masks,” she said.  “It’s important for us to take advantage of an opportunity to lighten up a little and enjoy a long satisfying belly laugh.”

To register for this event, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

For more information, email NCJW at or call 504-861-7788.


Presenting: Cocktails & Costumes ~ Saturday, January 23, 2021

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section presented ‘Cocktails & Costumes’ on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

The virtual Zoom  featured bartender extraordinaire Adam Orzechowski and a costume contest judged by three glamorously costumed divas.  Attendees learned how to make a ‘Streetcar Daiquiri’. A prize, donated by mask-maker Ellen McComber, was awarded to the lovely Pink Unicorn , Jody Braunig,  for the best costume.  Registrants received a kit with drink ingredients and Mardi Gras lagniappe in advance of the event. Thank you to bartender Adam and event co-chairs Lilli Geltman and Sara Lewis for a fun-filled evening.