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Community Resource Guide of Southeast Louisiana 5777-5778 • 2017-2018


Community Resource Guide The Jewish Light Presents The 5777-5778/2017-2018 The Jewish Community Resource Guide of New Orleans, Northshore, and Baton Rouge

JEWISH AGENCIES

Since 1913, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans has served as the central coordinating body for the Jewish community. Its purpose is to build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community in the Greater New Orleans area and, in accordance with Jewish tradition, to assure the continuity of the Jewish people in America, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

JNOLA

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

Tana Velen: NextGen Manager (504)780-5628 tana@jewishnola.com. Website: www.jnola.com

Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 3747 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: (504) 780-5600; Fax: (504) 780-5601 Web site: www.jewishnola.com Acting Executive Director: Sherri A. Tarr (504)780-5609 sherritarr@jewishnola.com Chief Executive Officer-Designate: Arnie Fielkow Vice-President, President-Designate*: Henry A. Miller

JNOLA: Your Hub for Next Gen Jewish Life serves the Jewish Next Gen community in New Orleans (ages 21-45) through a variety of programming including social engagement, professional networking, cultural, educational and service opportunities, and development and philanthropy. JNOLA was established by a joint collaboration of former programs: The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Young Adult Division In New Orleans and around the world, we’re making a real difference (YAD), Jewish Newcomers Program, J-Grad Student Retention Program, for real people. Together, we care for those in need, rescue those in harm’s and the Jewish Community Center’s (JCC) Young Jews of the Crescent way, and renew and strengthen the Jewish people in New Orleans, in City (YJCC). Israel and around the world. Our Mission JNOLA seeks to attract and engage an active young professional Jewish We are proud to support the Jewish Community community in the Greater New Orleans area and develop Jewish particiOver 80 years of service in New Orleans pants and leaders. We provide the next generation with opportunities for professional networking, community service, educational and social engagement while celebrating our Jewish identity, unique traditions, and the future of Jewish New Orleans.

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615 Baronne St., Suite 150, New Orleans, LA 70113 Phone: 504-524-4559 Fax: 504-524-4259 E-mail: jef@jefno.org Web: www.jefno.org Executive Director: Saundra K. Levy, e-mail: sandy@jefno.org The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana: Preserves the past, supports the present, and invests in the future of our Jewish community. Since 1967, the Jewish Endowment Foundation has served as a repository of funds for planned giving, sustaining our Jewish community by assisting in emergencies and encouraging new projects and initiatives. JEF has an outstanding reputation for responsible investing and is trusted to steward charitable funds for many of our Jewish organizations and individuals. JEF’s General Fund played a vital role in our Jewish community by contributing to the renewal effort following Hurricane Katrina. The Mission of JEF

In 1967, a group of leaders dreamed of an endowment for the Jewish community in New Orleans that would: Become a repository of funds given by people who shared their vision of a strong and vibrant Jewish community; • Attract individuals and families to invest some portion of their life’s good fortune to ensure the future of generations to come; • Provide endowed funds to benefit the whole Federation family of agencies and other organizations of Jewish interest. Legacy: What is Create a Jewish Legacy?

WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE, THE JEWISH ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION OF LOUISIANA AND ITS PARTNERS STARTED CREATE A JEWISH LEGACY IN 2009. The initiative is a partnership between the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana and area Jewish agencies and synagogues. The program concentrates on safeguarding our beloved Jewish community by creating

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Community Resource Guide endowment funds, which are invested and grow in perpetuity. Create a Jewish Legacy promotes the message that all of us have the ability to make a difference in the lives of future Jewish generations. Your bequest or other planned gift will keep our Jewish community strong for generations. It’s a way for you to be there whenever help is needed. For more information about Create a Jewish Legacy please contact Sandy Levy or Patti Lengsfield at 504.524.4559 Grants

GRANTMAKING IS THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO. Since 1967 the Foundation and its donors have made grants to programs and institutions, both Jewish and in the community at large, locally and around the world. This past year the Foundation and its donors distributed $3,000,000 in grants.

New Orleans Jewish Community Center Metairie 5342 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone: 504-897-0143 Fax: 504-897-1380 Uptown Goldring — Woldenberg Jewish Community Center — Metairie Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002

President: Peter E. Sperling Executive Director: Leslie Fischman Associate Executive Director: Wendy D. Goldberg, MSW Assistant Executive Director: Brian Soileau, MS

Youth & Camping

THE FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PHILANTHROPISTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT. The Foundation is committed to its mission of promoting philanthropy Our History and increasing current and future support for a vibrant community. There The Jewish Community Center’s long, rich history dates back to 1855 is the opportunity to ensure that the Jewish Youth of New Orleans are effective and strategic philanthropists with all the skills necessary to make when the Young Men’s Hebrew and Literary Society was formed. In 1891, the biggest impact. As these young people become community leaders, their experience and expertise gained from the Youth Philanthropy program will help them guide a caring and generous community. The Goldring Family Foundation and Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana are committed to the Jewish Summer Camp Experience as a way of fostering a lifelong relationship with Judaism and the Jewish Community.

Jewish Children’s Regional Service

3500 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1120, Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-828-6334 Fax: 504-828-5255 Web address: www.jcrs.org Executive Director: Ned Goldberg, e-mail: ned@jcrs.org Who we are:

For 162 years, JCRS has served at-risk, dependent and financially challenged Jewish children and families from seven (7) Mid-South states: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee by providing college scholarships, grants for Jewish summer camp experiences, special needs assistance, and other vital outreach programs that are pivotal in building one’s Jewish identity. Today, JCRS remains vital, impactful, and more necessary than ever. In 2015, over 1600 children and families were served from more than 200 communities across our region. This year, we anticipate a larger than normal deficit in our budget due to increased requests for services. How We Are Different:

JCRS is a unique Jewish agency. Nowhere else in the United States can a family obtain under one roof case management in the form of funding for a child with special needs, substantially funded camp and education scholarship assistance and Jewish outreach. Whether it is through a one-time special needs assessment or a lifetime of therapy and care, a subscription to the PJ Library that provides free Jewish themed books to children up through age eleven, a Jewish summer camp grant, or an undergraduate aid package, we are here to help as best we can. Impressive as these figures and impact seem, they are insufficient to the enormous needs at hand. Our Services:

All scholarship programs are needs-based, except for PJ Library and PJ Our Way which are open to all Jewish youth ages 6 months to pre-teen, regardless of need. Nearly 40% of our clients come from single-parent homes and many are being raised by someone other than their biological parents – grandparents, other family members, foster care. The typical family has 5 members within the household and the combined average gross income is less than $70,000 per year.

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the Young Men’s Hebrew Association was organized by the members of the fashionable Harmony Club. A building was erected in 1895 on the corner of Clio Street and St. Charles Avenue and was used by all citizens of New Orleans for debates and musical activities. In 1939, a new building, to replace the original which was destroyed by fire, opened its doors on Clio Street as the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. A second fire in 1947 destroyed that building. In 1948, the agency relocated in the Jewish Children’s Home at 5342 St. Charles Avenue and changed its name to the Jewish Community Center of New Orleans. The agency’s facility remained a part of the Jewish Children’s Home until 1966 when that building was replaced by the present facility. A $4 million renovation of the Uptown facility was completed in 1997. In 1986 a satellite facility was established in Metairie to better serve the membership. The Center continues to serve the Metairie members with the new stateof-the-art facility which opened January 2003 at 3747 W. Esplanade. The Jewish Community Center continues to serve the entire New Orleans community with quality programming in the areas of pre-school education, physical education, public affairs, political forums, lectures and especially Jewish education.

Our Mission

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The mission of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community Center is to promote and ensure the well-being of our Jewish community and to instill an understanding of Judaism and its heritage by providing a Center where all can enjoy, learn, experience and share in quality activities in a Jewish environment. Sports & Wellness

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Our community embraces health and wellness — and JCC Fitness Centers are committed to helping members achieve positive lifestyle changes. Conveniently located in New Orleans and Metairie, these spacious, wellmaintained facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment, professionally directed classes and a friendly staff that helps members get the most from their workouts. As service providers, the JCC aims to match the diversity of our membership — a group that encompasses marathon runners, fitness newcomers and enthusiasts, youth trainers, recreational swimmers and seniors determined to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Facilities

Our community knows that comfortable, clean and conveniently located facilities set the tone for everything we do at the JCC. With locations in both Metairie and Uptown New Orleans, we strive to serve our neighborhoods with state-of-the-art fitness centers, inviting classrooms, swimming pools, art studios, public meeting places, and auditoriums. Kohlmann Health Spa

Located in the Uptown JCC, the Kohlmann Health Spas provide a relaxing atmosphere before and after a workout. Featuring a steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi, plus private massage rooms, dressing rooms, and shower facilities. Massages, facials and other spa services are also available by appointment. JCC Aquatics

The New Orleans JCC aquatics department offers an amazing 25 yard, 6 lane swimming pool, as well as an infant and toddler pool. Members of all ages stay cool in the summer in the JCC’s outdoor swimming pools. Family activities such as Family Fun Nights, and birthday pool parties fill 4 CRG 2017-2018

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Our community embraces health and wellness — and JCC Fitness Centers are committed to helping members achieve positive lifestyle changes. Conveniently located in New Orleans and Metairie, these spacious, wellmaintained facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment, professionally directed classes and a friendly staff that helps members get the most from their workouts. As service providers, the JCC aims to match the diversity of our membership — a group that encompasses marathon runners, fitness newcomers and enthusiasts, youth trainers, recreational swimmers and seniors determined to maintain a healthy lifestyle. JCC Sports

The New Orleans JCC is home to two recently renovated full court gymnasiums, two natural grass athletic fields, batting cage, racquetball/ squash court, and a variety of sports equipment available for membership usage. With year round programming, the NOJCC offers a wide range of sport options for males and females of all ages. Organized leagues, sports mini camps, pick-up games and free play are just a part of the NOJCC Sports scene. We also have special events throughout the year, such as the annual Kicking for Kids kickball tournament, Uptown Classic 5K & Family Fun Run, and 3-on-3 basketball tournaments that allow for single day participation in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Summer Camp

Located at both the Uptown and Metairie campuses, the JCC Summer Day Camp has enriched the lives of children for decades. Experienced staff know how to make the most of the “off-season” in New Orleans, tailoring programs to match the changing needs of children — from toddlers to preteens, the JCC packs summer days with sports, art, drama, music, Israeli Culture, and swim instruction and field trips — and offers flexible options so that camp fun can fit with family schedules. Early morning and afternoon care is also available for campers.

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For over 50 years the New Orleans Jewish Community Center has provided a superior quality day camping experience for children of all ages. From swimming and sports to music, drama and art, the JCC Summer Camp Staff will ensure that your child has endless opportunities to explore his or her interests, discover new ones, and develop meaningful friendships in a Jewish environment. Choosing the JCC Summer Day Camp is an important investment in the social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of your child. We look forward to sharing the summertime with you and your family. Nursery School

See for yourself what makes the JCC Nursery School so special... Come visit the JCC Nursery School! As you tour the facility, see our teachers in action and watch our curriculum come to life, you'll understand all of the things that set our nursery school apart and make it so very special! Our Community Embraces Children

Our community embraces children through education, sports and family activities. Located in the Uptown JCC, the JCC Nursery school has acted as a pillar of early childhood education in New Orleans for over half-a-century. Outside of the Nursery school, pre-school age children can participate in Early Childhood Enrichment classes, sports programs, family activities, summer camps and more. Sign up on the Interest List to indicate your interest in registering for the JCC Nursery School and receiving information and updates about our program and curriculum. Classes at the JCC Nursery

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mean to be the youngest among a group of Pre-K students? Do boys and girls face different hurdles? Should a child attend school five days a week? No test can answer those questions. But the experienced, professional teachers of the JCC Nursery School can help smooth the path for children of different abilities and temperaments. The JCC keeps teacher-student ratios small, matching those of accredited schools nationwide. With tailored classroom activities to meet the social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of individual children, the JCC offers a range of attendance options based on age, with three, and five-day-a-week programs, as well as a half day option. Before and after care are also available. Our program features:

• Jewish Culture • Social Interaction • Ethical Teaching • Creative Arts and Cooking • Language Development • Science • Story & Circle Time • Reading & Math Readiness • Music Education • Shabbat & Holiday Celebrations • Physical Education and Swimming in our fully equipped gymnasium and pool For more information about the JCC Nursery School or to contact the Nursery School Director, Adrienne Shulman, at 897.0143 or adrienne@nojcc.org. Children and Teens

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For decades, New Orleans families have trusted the JCC with their children, and we have responded with a year-round mix of camps, clubs, classes, sports leagues, sock hops and enrichment activities. Designed to guide youngsters from toddlerhood through driving lessons, the JCC’s fun-filled programs help teens and younger children build new friendships, new skills and new confidence. For parents, the JCC youth programs provide equally potent dividends, helping to lift the dayto-day burdens of childcare, while ensuring that their children experience the fellowship that binds our community. Adults and Senior Adults

calendar and open our doors for occasions both festive and solemn. Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Join adults from all backgrounds for weekly, twohour classes that take a non-denominational approach to Judaism. The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning encourages interactive discussion between teachers and fellow students. For two hours per week, affiliated and non-affiliated adult students can increase their Jewish education. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans supports this program. Traditions on Wheels®

Explore your heritage through Traditions on Wheels®, a display cart stocked with educational materials about Judaism. Each month, the cart is replete with educational materials and displays for everyone to experience. Designed for all ages, the cart provides JCC visitors with suggestions for family activities during Jewish holidays and serves as a resource for anyone seeking to pass on Jewish heritage and customs. Community Shaliach

The New Orleans community participates in The Young Volunteers Division of the Jewish Agency for Israel by hosting a Community Shaliach each year. The young Israeli volunteer moves to New Orleans for a minimum of one year to implement a variety of cultural, educational and social activities geared toward community members of all ages. The programs are designed to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge and pride, to bridge the gap between Jews of different backgrounds and Israel, and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals. The Community Shaliach serves within a variety of frameworks including informal community education, Jewish schools, the Jewish Federation, synagogues, youth movements, college campuses and more. This program is generously funded by the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana. Martial Arts, Child Care, and more…

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3300 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 603, Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-603-3307 Fax: 504-831-1130 E-mail: jfs@jfsneworleans.org Web: www.jfsneworleans.org Executive Director: Roselle M. Ungar CFRE roselle@jfsneworleans.org

Our community values lifelong learning, encourages friendship among adults of all ages, and extends special assistance to elders. Every week, JCC members gather in clubs and classes to share their diverse passions. Tailored to the interests of participants, JCC programs and courses help to build new relationships The Northshore office is located at 1350 Park Drive, Suite B, Mandeville, LA 70471. Appointments by along with new skills. phone only. No walk-ins accepted. Jewish Culture & Community 1403 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471 Our community values Jewish culture, practice and Phone: 985-869-2232 thought, and serves as an educational resource for JCC members and for all New Orleanians with an interest Our Mission Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) in Judaism. The JCC offers classes and sponsors community events, including family Shabbat dinners and is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, festivals that celebrate the central role of books, food strengthening and enhancing the well-being and selfand history in Jewish life. Working with local groups sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of and synagogues, we mark the seasons of the Jewish life. www.thejewishlight.org

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Jewish Family Service was initially created when the Jewish Children’s Home closed in 1948. JFS became a separate organization, with its own 501 (c)(3) status in 1976, and opened its doors to people of all faiths in 1982. JFS now serves Greater New Orleans individuals and families regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Services are available on a sliding-scale fee scale based on household income. Through the years, the scope of the agency has increased tremendously. JFS helps the community strengthen the family and the individual to reach their full potential through various programs and services including: providing individual and group counseling, educating our young people about depression and suicide prevention, promoting independence for the elderly, providing case management, and assisting in adoptions.

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Are you struggling to care for aging relatives and don’t know where to turn for resources and information? Our Senior Care Planners can provide you and your family personalized guidance and information specific to the needs of your loved one – helping you navigate through life transitions. In January 2016, JFS launched the Senior Care Planning Program to offer options and resources for families with aging loved ones. Clients consult with a staff member in person or by phone to determine available choices for short and long-term needs. Information on the following topics is available: • Home-based Services • Residential Care Options • Financial Planning • Health Insurance • Caregiver Support The cost of this program is on a sliding-fee scale based on income. Contact us for more information or call (504) 603-3307 and ask to speak to a Senior Care Planner.

Homemaker

Are you seeking help to accommodate your growing needs or those of an elderly family member? JFS offers assistance to people wanting to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Since 1975, the JFS Homemakers have provided housekeeping and transportation on sliding-fee scale basis. The average fee is $30 per visit, but may run higher or lower depending upon household income. There are no age restrictions on this service. Our highly trained and experienced homemaker staff is sensitive to their client’s needs. Each client is paired with a specific homemaker staff member, guaranteeing continuity of care and peace of mind. The assured quality of the Homemaker program is reached through continuous supervision and ongoing training. Homemakers visit clients either once per week or twice monthly for a period of 2.25 hours. Visits are set for a regular time each week. Homemaker services include: • Cleaning the kitchen • Cleaning the bathroom • Mopping • Dusting • Transportation for errands • Grocery shopping • Meal preparation Contact us for more information or call Fran Dinehart at 504-603-3307 ext. 134. Lifeline

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• Offers prompt access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to Immediate Assistance. • Voice Contact with Highly Trained Professionals at the LIFELINE Monitoring Center • Individual Care Plans Developed and Based on Subscriber Needs • Recommended by doctors, nurses, and other professional caregivers • Provides peace of mind that you and your loved ones deserve, enabling you to continue to live independently in your own home • Why Choose Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans as Your Lifeline Supplier? • Fast, local, personal service to get you started right away • Equipment inventory is locally managed for updates, replacements and repairs • Monthly Testing Reminders to test equipment from our Local Volunteer Program • Community Outreach Education for Seniors or Groups • CEU Presentations Available for Healthcare Professionals • Community Liaison Services Available for Additional Questions or Assistance Contact us for more information about JFS’s Lifeline Services or call (504) 603-3307. How it Works

The Lifeline medical alert service provides fast access to help in the event of a fall or other emergency. The process is simple: just choose a service, call to have your communication device installed, and rest assured that you’ll have help if you need it. Three Easy Steps to 24-hour Support STEP 1: CHOOSE A SERVICE JFS offers three levels of service, both with full access to Lifeline’s 24-hour Response Center:

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designed to provide guidance and Greater New Orleans and surroundpsychotherapy for individuals, cou- ing area. ples, families, and children of all In crisis? faiths. Our licensed professional • VIA LINK Cope Line: DIAL staff can assist with a wide variety 211 of therapeutic needs: • Call anytime 24/7 • Anxiety • Crisis Teen Text Line: 504• Anger 777-EASE (3273) • Bullying • Text anytime 24/7 • Depression • National Suicide Prevention • Grief and Loss Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255) • Impulse Control • Parenting Skills • Social Skills • Stress Services are available at two office locations: Medicare • Medicaid • Private insurance 1. Metairie – 3300 W. Esplanade Ave. S., Ste. 603 / Phone: (504) YOUR Full Service Pharmacy 603-3307 Since 1958! 2. Northshore – 1350 Park Dr., Ste. Some of our services include: • Comprehensive Pharmacy Services B, Mandeville / Phone: (985) 869• Prescription Compounding - Both 2232 Individuals & Families Sterile & Non Sterile preparations Contact us for more information • Medical Equipment Sales and Rental USCRI or call (504) 603-3307 • Unit Dosing & Multi Dose packaging Case Management for Unaccomfor medication compliance panied Minors and Victims of Education www.patiodrugs.com Human Trafficking is available Behavioral Health Intern Trainthrough funding from U.S. Com- ing Center 5208 Veterans Blvd., Metairie (near Transcontinental) mittee for Refugees and Immigrants JFS established the Behavioral (USCRI). ~FREE DELIVERY~ Health Intern Training Center to 889-7070 Post Release Service to Unac- offer counseling services at reduced or call our Refill line at rates to area residents of all faiths, companied Minors 504-454-9395 The USCRI program serves for- while training Masters-level social eign-born children who are fleeing work and counseling students. dangerous situations in their home Graduate student interns receive countries and arrive in the United training and learn about various States as unaccompanied minors. JFS programs, while serving a wide Clients are referred by USCRI, and range of individuals and families. are typically in need of services Counseling services are available including: safety assessments, on a sliding-fee scale based on securing school placement, coun- household income. The Center fosseling, legal support, and evalua- ters the growth and education of Louisiana’s future mental health tion of caregiver professionals. gourmet items to geaux Trafficking Victim Assistance Teen Life Counts Program (TVAP) turtles, variety of King Cakes and For over 30 years, Teen Life The TVAP program serves for- Counts (TLC) has provided schoolour original Mud Slide Cake eign-born victims of sex and labor based suicide prevention and trafficking. Clients are referred by awareness to students in the Greatlargest selection at the lowest price USCRI or self-referrals. Clients are er New Orleans community. This provided comprehensive case man- psychoeducational prevention curUSDA choice beef agement including legal support, riculum utilizes professionally always fresh housing, clothing, food, safety, trained staff and volunteers to medical services, ESL, and coun- inform students about: teen suicide floral arrangements & bouquets seling. statistics, the stigma associated Contact us for more information with mental illness, the warning fresh & frozen delicacies or call (504) 603-3307. signs of suicide, how to have a conBreaux Mart is Locally Owned With Clean versation with peers and adults, Groups and where to get help. Additional Stores, Fast Checkouts and Friendly Employees. Among the many services offered educational programming is availby JFS, are several therapeutic, We Look Forward to Serving You. psychoeducational, social skills, able for school staff, parents, menand support groups designed to tal health professionals and other 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie • 885-5565 help individuals and families cope Gatekeepers in the community. 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge • 737-8146 Thanks to generous donors, TLC is with various life challenges. offered free of charge to middle 315 E. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette • 262-0750 Call (504) 603-3307 to register and high school students at any 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna • 433-0333 Counseling public, private, parochial and char3233 Magazine St., New Orleans • 262-6019 JFS counseling services are ter schools upon request in the

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JFS offers high quality continuing education seminars on relevant and innovative topics for mental health professionals in the community. These sessions are open to the general public, but are specifically offered for the benefit of colleagues and peers who are required to receive educational credit hours to stay appraised of current practices and modalities.

Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge

4845 Jamestown Ave., Suite 210, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Phone 225-379-7393 Web: www.jewishbr.org Executive Director: Ellen Sager E-mail: Ellen.Sager@jewishbr.org Mission Statement

The Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is the center of Jewish philanthropy and volunteerism in the Baton Rouge and surrounding area, the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is a person-to-person, community-driven organization dedicated to the health, education, spiritual, and cultural identity of the Jewish people worldwide. The Work of the Federation

It is not easy to concisely explain all the ways in which the Federation impacts our Jewish Community. The Federation works with all levels of our Jewish Community to create and sustain a strong Jewish present and future. The local work of the Federation tends to the specific needs of our local Jewish community. The Jewish Federation serves as a center for Jewish resources. In addition, the Federation works to strengthen Jewish identity through education with programs such as the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. The Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge works closely with many regional partner organizations. These organizations connect us to the larger Southern Jewish community. Some of our regional work can be seen through scholarship assistance granted to many young people enabling them to attend Jacobs Camp, Kutz Leadership Camp, The NFTY National Convention, and to participate in Israel Trips. The Federation also serves the greater good of our national and international Jewish communities. While there is much to be done here in

paper has been serving our hometown state for 22 years running. We are locally owned, locally published and locally distributed. You won’t see New Orleans edition on our front cover with over 50% Alabama news and advertising in between the covers. There just ain’t no bama in Louisiana! The Jewish Light, from cover to Anti-Defamation League’s South Central cover and every page in between, has you covRegional Office ered New Orleans, The Northshore and Baton The Anti-Defamation League’s South Central Rouge. Regional Office provides services and resources HOSPITALS to the three states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. The office is located in New Orleans, Touro Infirmary Louisiana. The South-Central office was created over 1401 Foucher St., New Orleans, LA 70115 fifty years ago. The region is dedicated, as is Phone: 504-897-7011 ADL national and internationally, to combating Web site: www.touro.com anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and bigFounded in 1852, Touro Infirmary is New otry by investigating and exposing extremism, Orleans' only community based, not-for-profit, protecting as well as advocating for civil rights faith-based hospital. and religious freedom, educating children and For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard adults in how to promote diversity and respect of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans' through our many programs and resources and most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary by fostering interfaith relations. We handle vic- stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies tim complaints of anti-Semitism and all forms of have been born here, and we've treated more discrimination. Please take a look at the pro- than a million people. Our modern facilities utigrams and resources we provide. lize the latest technology. Touro is known for its An advisory board of sixty New Orleans and quality and excellence. regional members help to set regional policy and And while we're firmly rooted in our unique oversee regional operations. history, the path we've taken has always been a progressive one. In 1923, Touro was one of only fifteen hospitals in the country approved to use LOCAL MEDIA insulin to treat diabetes. Today, thousands of people from our community take advantage of our LOCAL JEWISH COMMUNITY free diabetes screenings and education seminars. NEWSPAPER In 1929, Touro was one of the first hospitals in the United States to have a physical therapy The Jewish Light department. Today, the Touro Rehabilitation Published by: United Media Corp., P. O. Box Center is one of the premier rehabilitation centers in the country, offering medical services that 3270, Covington, LA 70434 Phone: 504-455-8822 New Orleans, (985) 871- promote healing and recovery for people with orthopedic conditions, those who have had 0221 Northshore, strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries. (225) 925-8774 Baton Rouge Our Family Birthing Center, equipped with Fax: 985-871-0241 E-mail editorial to: unitedmedia@bellsouth.net labor/delivery/recovery suites, acute neonatal E-mail advertising request to: unitedmedia@ intensive care services and a comprehensive infant security system, has been the hospital of bellsouth.net choice for generations of New Orleanians. Web: www.thejewishlight.org Touro's Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease Publisher: Donald J. Gares, Jr. programs emphasize prevention, screening, The Jewish Light is published 12 times per diagnosis, treatment and support for patients and year. This free local Jewish Community News- their families.

Baton Rouge, the needs of Jews around the world, most especially in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and Ethiopia, remains great. Federation has maintained its level of funding to United Jewish Communities, our partner in providing aid to Jews throughout the world.

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Magen David Adom’s story is your story.

It’s the story of Israeli EMTs and paramedics who devote their lives to saving lives. And it’s the story of Americans who feel the urgency of Israeli ambulance sirens from across the globe and join MDA’s rescue efforts with their generous support. Magen David Adom is Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first responders for the state’s more than 8 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role, but it’s not a government agency, so it relies on people like you for funding. Through your gift, you’re saving lives. American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) is the largest supporter of MDA worldwide.

Avodah — The Jewish Service Corps NEW ORLEANS OFFICE Housed at Touro Synagogue 4238 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone: (504)-861-1067 Fax: (504)-861-2549 avodahneworleans@avodah.net Naomi Orlansky, Chair

We first came to New Orleans in 2008 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with the intention of working toward long-term holistic disaster recovery. From the very start, we’ve been dedicated to the long view, working in partnership with local organizations to support individuals and strengthen communities. Almost a decade later, we’ve built a thriving Jewish justice community and partnered with 30 local agencies on a wide range of issues, from women’s advocacy to disaster recovery, and we continue to work closely with organizations like the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and MacArthur Justice Center. Our Corps Members provide college preparation and leadership development for at-risk youth; educational, vocational, and guidance services for teens in the juvenile justice system; and advocacy to help low-income homeowners get their houses rebuilt. So far, more than half of our alumni have stayed in New Orleans beyond their service year, many of whom continue to work at their placements and are now supervising Corps Members. This infusion of young Jewish leaders doesn’t just strengthen the local nonprofit sector – Avodah alumni are playing an active role in energizing the local Jewish community, serving on synagogue boards, helping to launch new initiatives like LimmudFest NOLA, and bringing a unique social justice perspective to their work as religious school educators. In June of 2016, we hosted “Building a Jewish Justice Community: The Oscar J. Tolmas Service Leadership Institute,” a weekend retreat for Jewish social justice leaders in the region, the first-ever gathering of its kind. Participants found themselves deepening their connections with Judaism and each other, ultimately lending strength to ongoing efforts for change. One participant even reconnected with her childhood rabbi to thank him for introducing her to social justice work. In just a few years, we’ve become deeply intertwined with the Jewish and social justice communities in New Orleans, and we’re continuously leveraging those relationships to deepen our local impact.

causes and effects of poverty in the United States. We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values. Our Values

B’nai B’rith of Greater New Orleans, Unit #182 4616 Gary Mikel Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-889-2557 Co-Presidents: Sanford and Renee Goldstein E-mail: reneegoldstein@cox.net Web site: www.bnaibrith.org

Everything that we do is rooted in a rich relationship with Judaism – we draw inspiration from sacred text, and our spirits are nourished by the power of Jewish celebration The B’nai B’rith Mission and community. Fighting for Human Rights • Our Story Promoting Tolerance • Combating For almost 20 years, we’ve been Anti-Semitism Providing Disaster inspiring Jewish leaders to commit Relief • Building Better Communito a life of social change, promoting ties • Advocating for Israel • Supa vision of Jewish life rooted in jus- porting Seniors

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When you visit the Avodah bayit (house) in New Orleans, you might notice a decoration hanging on the wall. It’s a Star of David made out of Mardi Gras beads. It’s a gift that was left behind by a previous class of Corps Members, which is something of a local tradition. And it happens to be the perfect symbol of what we’ve become since we first launched a site here, the way we infuse our experience of life in New Mission Avodah strengthens the Jewish Orleans with Judaism and a passion community’s fight against the for social justice. THE

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Community Resource Guide G o l d r i n g / Wo l d e n b e r g Institute of Southern Jewish Life & Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 4915 I-55 North, Suite 100A, Jackson, MS 39206 Phone: 601-362-6357 Fax: 601-366-6293 Web site: www.isjl.org President: Macy B. Hart, e-mail: hart@isjl.org Our Mission & History

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) promotes Judaism and our heritage through innovative programs and shared resources. The ISJL delivers rabbinic services, an education program, and cultural events to communities seeking new solutions, or where Jewish resources are limited. The ISJL also provides historic preservation and community engagement throughout the South. We began as the Museum of the

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Hadassah

4721 Carthage St., Metairie LA 70002 President: Charisse Sands 504-231-6464 annsandsc@aol.com www.hadassah.org/neworleans

Welcome to the Hadassah N’awlins Chapter! Like the City of New Orleans, we are magical, powerful, and dynamic. We use our Southern charm to adapt Hadassah’s mission to the unique circumstances and needs of our members and community at large. Our membership is growing by the day, and we provide groundbreaking health education programs on breast cancer and heart disease. As members of the Legislative Agenda for Woman (“LAW”), Hadassah N’awlins seeks to improve the lives of women, children, and families in Louisiana through advocacy initiatives. HADASSAH, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal. Committed to the centrality of Israel based on the renaissance of the Jewish people in its historic homeland, Hadassah promotes the unity of the Jewish people. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country's changing needs. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs,

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Israel Bonds

3525 Piedmont Road 6 Piedmont Center Atlanta GA 30305 Toll Free No: +1 (800) 752-5649 Fax No: +1(404)949-9292 Email: atlanta@israelbonds.com Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds is a FINRAmember broker dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States. The Bonds enterprise, first launched in 1951, ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success. Praised for dependability and cost-effectiveness, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy. Investment in Israel through the sale of Israel bonds is global in scope, with worldwide sales rapidly approaching $40 billion. Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking, global leader in high-tech, greentech and biotech.

JewCCY

Contact Charlie Cox at jewccy@ gmail.com or (504) 912-5515 for more information and to get involved. JewCCY is a Jewish teen group based in New Orleans, LA. JewCCY aims to promote leadership skills, build community and engage teens with interesting programming. The youth group members draw from three reform synagogues in the greater New Orleans area: Touro Synagogue, Temple Sinai, and Congregation Gates of Prayer. The youth group is a community of teens that support and push each other to be their best selves and form long-lasting friendships. The group is youth-run and youth-executed. Every new board is encouraged and expected to put their mark on the group and to continue to stay current and meet the needs of the Jewish youth community. JewCCY is a resource for all local reform teems to use for guidance, fun and connection to Judaism.

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Community Resource Guide Metairie, LA 70010 (504)836-2720 FAX (504)836-2722 President: Jacob Karno jkarno@karnovsky.com www.jewishgen.org/jgsno The Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS) of New Orleans is a nonprofit organization for those who desire to research their Jewish roots in Louisiana and worldwide. Our purpose is to bring members together to share information and ideas, and to periodically present programs which will assist with such research, providing members with a broad base of knowledge regarding resources and research skills. The two main projects of the JGSNO at this time are: 1.) stocking a Jewish Genealogy Research section in the Special Collections area of the East Jefferson Regional Library; most of the books donated thus far have come from the private collection of the Society's President and Vice President; and, 2.) indexing of burials in all Jewish Cemeteries in the New Orleans area and in other areas in South Louisiana. In addition to books, CD's and videos, the library collection also includes issues of other Jewish genealogy society newsletters worldwide.

The New Orleans Post of the JWV was the fastest growing Post in the nation in 2009 and 2010 and continues to expand because of the diversity of its membership and its programming.

Krewe du Jieux

Email:jieuxkrewe@gmail.com 504-810-0675 Website: www.krewedujieux.com Krewe du Jieux is a free spirited parade organization committed to deflating the stereotypes that have historically been aimed at the Jewish people. Through laughter, satire and holy intentions, our goal is to empower Jieuxs to co-opt these negative stereotypes, thereby eradicating them in our own minds and in the minds of others. Established in 1996 as the first Jewish Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans, Krewe du Jieux sponsors a variety of events throughout the year in addition to our annual Mardi Gras parade, including second-line parades for Chanukah and Purim, a Passover KreweSeder, a Rosh/Kippur Apology Party and the wonderfully irreverent “Running of the Jieuxs” second-line parade following our annual coronation of royalty.

LimmudFest New Orleans

inspires action and opens new worlds. There are many inspirations that can offer opportunities for learning. Everyone can be a teacher and everyone should be a student. We encourage the creation of a learning environment in which people are able to reflect and grow. Community and Mutual Responsibility

Limmud is a community of learning. We can achieve more together than we can individually. We both gain and should give something back to the Jewish and the wider community. Enabling Connections

We aim to create opportunities for communities and individuals to connect. We recognize the strength of providing a space where spiritual, emotional, and intellectual connections are made. Expanding Jewish Horizons

Limmud strives to create collective and communal experiences, through which we strengthen and develop our Jewish identity. Participation

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Jewish War Veterans of USA, LimmudFest New Orleans is a Post #580 New Orleans weekend festival of Big Tent JewCommander: Judge Sol Gothard, retired, Post Commander 504-887-3570 judgesol@cox.net Website: www.jwv.org The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV)is an Jewish American Veterans’ organization, and is the oldest veterans group in the United States. It has an estimated 37,000 members. Any Jewish American Veteran or Active Duty member of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Reserves of all branches, National Guard, and USPHS are eligible for membership. Jewish persons now residing in the United States who are Veterans of the armed forces of Allied Countries such as Israel, England, Canada, are also eligible for membership. No dues are required for active duty personal. We also welcome Patrons. You do not have to be a veteran, or even Jewish. We are proud of the diversity of our non-Jewish Members, which include people of all faiths, creeds, and backgrounds many of whom are quite involved with our Post. THE

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ish learning, arts, culture and spirituality — all planned by volunteers. It is part of a global movement inspired by the idea that when Jews from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate and learn about everything Jewish, the entire community is enriched. Limmud is an international charity dedicated to making some of the world’s most dynamic Jewish educators, performers and teachers, working in a variety of educational styles – lectures, workshops, textstudy sessions, film, meditation, discussions, exhibits and performance – accessible to everyone, no matter what their level of Jewish knowledge or commitment to Jewish life. Wherever you find yourself, Limmud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey. Limmud’s mission is informed by the following values:

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Community Resource Guide the communities we create; everyone has an as to avoid religious or political conflict. Howimportant contribution to make. We encourage ever, we do recognize and appreciate that “arguparticipants to take an active part in all we do. ments for the sake of heaven” can make a positive contribution to furthering our education and Diversity understanding. We value diversity in all that we do. We value choice in form, content and style. We believe in Religious Observance the richness of our diverse community and creShabbat and kashrut are observed in all public ate cross-communal and cross-generational areas. We recognize that in private areas people experiences. We value accessibility, and aim to will behave as they wish. Should participants be accessible to all. We encourage people not to wish to hold a prayer group, they may do so stereotype others. providing they supply all resources and are responsible for the session or prayer group in its Empowerment entirety. We inspire people to be ambitious about their contribution. We challenge people and trust them to rise to that challenge. We see the poten- Louisiana Kashrut Committee tial of individuals and communities and support 4141 W Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 their development. We empower people to make Phone: (504) 957-4986 Fax: (504) 456-9770 choices and provide the information to make E-mail: rabbi@louisianakosher.com informed choices. Power lies with the partici- Rabbinic Administrator: Rabbi Yossie Nemes, pant. e-mail: kosher@jewishlouisiana.com Rabbinic Supervisor: Rabbi Mendy Shechter Commitment to Respect

Limmud expects all participants to be respectful of one another and to recognize that all volunteers are also participants. Personal attacks are not acceptable within session material. To ensure that informed choices can be made, we ask presenters to provide biographies.

local eating establishments, as well as many food and chemical production facilities. We have also supervised over eighty events at numerous local hotels and institutions. In addition, LKC Rabbis coordinate with international kosher agencies (such as the OU,OK, Kof-K, Star-K) to supervise most of the kosher food production in the Gulf South. * The placement of the LKC Kosher symbol or Kosher letter on a product insures the consumer that it was produced under the highest standards of kosher certification. Our services include:

1. Initial inspection of the plant facility 2. Recommendations to bring the facility into compliance with kosher rules. 3. Certification and ongoing monitoring of the facility 4. Assisting companies to become certified with the national Kosher agencies, helping our clients understand when they will most benefit from LKC certification and when to go with a national agency. LKC is held in the highest regard internationally and is accepted by all major Kashrut agencies. The LKC is listed among major kosher information bureaus on the web, such as www. kashrut.com.

The Louisiana Kosher Committee – LKC - is a community service organization whose mission is the maintenance of a high level of quality Kosher supervision. It is composed of Rabbis and lay leaders, providing kosher certification and supervision for caterers, wholesale and retail food vendors and food production companies in Arguments for the Sake of Heaven Mikvah Chaya Mushka at Ringger Center Limmud does not participate in legitimizing Louisiana and the Gulf South. The LKC was founded in 2000 by a cross7035 Freret St or de-legitimizing any religious or political position found in the worldwide Jewish community. section of kosher-observant people in the New New Orleans LA 70118 Limmud will program its events in such a way Orleans area. Currently, the LKC supervises two Website: www.mikvahminder.com/details/mik-

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Chabad of Louisiana opens RINGGER Women’s Enrichment Center with gorgeous new MIKVAH!! Mikvah Chaya Mushka, originally built in New Orleans in 1989, opened its doors in May 2010 at its NEW location, the RINGGER Center. Located on the Chabad Uptown campus, the RINGGER Women’s Enrichment Center, which houses the new mikvah, was conceived by Lee and Steve Rittvo just before Katrina. In spite of all the challenges which followed, Lee and Steve Rittvo maintained their generous commitment to the NOLA Jewish community. They dedicated the RINGGER Center, honoring the matriarchs of their family, Selma Rittvo, Regina Nadel, Pearl Green, Sonia Geltzer, and Goldie Rittvo. The center was decorated by local interior designer, Vivian Cahn who donated hundreds of hours to create a restful, spa-like ambiance for the mikva tradition, a cornerstone of Jewish family life. She chose beautiful tiles and fixtures, favoring the work of local artisans which created a serene, private oasis for preparation and immersion in the mikvah. Jerusalem Gold stone walls and floor surround the shimmering spaglass of the mikvah pool. The warm, pristine water is maintained by a specialized filtration and heating system. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Chabad’s Mikvah Chaya Mushka has been the only mikvah in Louisiana. According to Jewish tradition, building a mikvah takes precedence over building a synagogue or buying a Torah scroll. The mikvah serves women from New Orleans and surrounding areas as far as Mississippi. When making travel plans, visitors from all over the world contact Chabad to confirm mikvah availability. Tulane University students study mikvah as part of the Sinai Scholars program. Teens from local Sunday schools visit as well. The new reception area, with a lending library, creates a comfortable space for tours, private classes, and bridal celebrations. The Horowitz family founded the Ruth Cohen Bridal Fund to help provide the floral bouquets, kosher champagne, and gifts for brides and new attendees. The Be'er Miriam Fund in memory of Mrs. Miriam Gordon was founded to promote Mikvah Education and Awareness. New Orleans can proudly join the growing international list of cities with a modern, elegant mikvah. Of the 400 mikvahs in America, 120 were built in the last ten years with many lovely features. In addition to the Rittvo contribution, a generous gift was given by an anonymous Israeli couple. Donations made by the Kehaty, Lew, Bistritsky, Baitelman, Nathanson, Munitz and Karp families and by Kristie Holm enabled the mikva to be furnished elegantly. Lazer Granite and Marble of New York, Jonathan Zanger of Walker Zanger- California, and Hurwitz-Mintz of New Orleans all contributed generously. The Center, initially designed by Seizler Architects, was completed by Pinky Rohm, Stafford Tile and Toca Flooring, guided by international mikva consultant, Rabbi Gershon Grossbaum. For more information or to schedule your private or group tour, contact Bluma Rivkin, 347-564-6525 or mikvah@chabadneworleans.com. For an attendant schedule see www.mcalendar.blogspot.com. Please call your attendant 2 days in advance for an appointment! The volunteer Attendants often have to make special arrangements to leave their homes for an appointment. Thank you for calling ahead! In addition to the warm caring individual attention for every attendee, a special package is provided to brides and other first time users. BRIDES! Please contact us well in advance of your wedding so that we can make proper arrangements. Mikvah Chaya Mushka also offers pre-marital counseling for brides and occasional educational programs related to Jewish family life. To learn more about Mikvah and Family Purity, and for a directory of Mikvahs throughout the world, please visit Chabad's Global Mikvah Site. A sampling of articles about Mikvah and Family Purity from the ChabadNewOrleans.com library THE

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ing from injury, surgery or hospitalization, helping individuals recuperate, get strong and get back to everyday life. Physical, occupational and speech therapists work with residents, families and medical teams to create a personalized care plan - and help restore independence as soon as possible. In addition to round-the-clock skilled nursing and personal assistance, residents enjoy comfortable accommodations, and full amenities, all in a comfortable home-like setting. Experience The Villas by taking a personal tour. Call (504) 367-5640 or email info@woldenbergvillage.com today to schedule a visit.

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As a resident of The Azaleas you can enjoy the luxury of your own onebedroom apartment. Each apartment provides you with a kitchenette, liv3701 Behrman Place, New Orleans, LA 70114 ing room, separate bedroom and full bath. Experience the best of both Phone: 504-367-5640 worlds as you simultaneously enjoy the luxury of living in your own home Fax: 504-367-5643 while having 24-hour care that is tailored to your individual needs. Web site: www.touro.com The Azaleas offers you many conveniences. Delicious meals are served Woldenberg Village provides residents who need some assistance with daily in the beautiful dining area. For more intimate gatherings, you and the activities of daily living with beautiful apartments and the services your family may dine in a lovely, private dining room. needed to maximize independence. These spacious apartments are decoThe Krewe of Woldenberg has a party every year to celebrate this New rated by the resident with his or her own furnishings and décor. Orleans tradition of Mardi Gras.At the Azaleas, you can also take pleasure in the beautiful community rooms - including a cozy den with large screen television, activity room with full kitchen, and a beautiful library where you can find a good book and access the Internet. Don’t forget the monthly activities calendar that is scheduled by the on-site Activity Director. You can even attend social outings, exercise classes and group meetings on a daily basis. Thomas J. Capella Experience The Azaleas by taking a personal tour. Call (504) 367-5640 Jefferson Parish Assessor or email info@woldenbergvillage.com today to schedule a visit.

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Congregation Anshe Sfard 2230 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130 Phone: 504-522-4714 Rabbi: Yochanan Rivkin Web: www.anshesfard.com Anshe Sfard is a warm and welcoming environment for both local members of the Jewish community, as well as for visitors. As the closest synagogue to the CBD and French Quarter, we welcome hundreds of visitors each year for Shabbat and holiday prayers and meals. We seek to be a beacon of Torah light to the entire New Orleans community. Anshe Sfard is an Orthodox Synagogue located in the heart of the old Jewish neighborhood of New Orleans. Our building is nearly 100 years old, and the beautiful main sanctuary is still used every Shabbat morning for services. There is a weekly Kiddush lunch after Shabbat services. METAIRIE

Beth Israel

4004 W Esplanade Ave. Metairie, La. 70002 Phone: 504-454-5080 • Fax: 504-883-8010 Rabbi: Gabriel Greenberg E-mail: office@bethisraelnola.com Website: www.bethisraelnola.com Congregation Beth Israel is a Modern Orthodox synagogue. We are proud of our multi-generational heritage and over one hundred year presence in the Greater New Orleans Area. Our mission is to create an accessible spiritual home, where all Jews, regardless of affiliation or background, are warmly embraced and welcomed into our greater family. We strive to create meaningful Jewish experiences through worship services, learning opportunities, and social programming that foster personal and spiritual growth. We are building toward the future through active engagement of our existing membership and interaction with the broader community. Keep up with our growing family by registering for our weekly e-mail newsletter or become a member. Our new synagogue building, which was dedicated in August of 2012 to replace the previous structure which was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, also serves as a state-of-the-art community center, providing educational, cultural and social opportunities open to all, regardless of religious belief or affiliation. Contact our office to find out how you or your group can utilize our flexible space. 18 CRG 2017-2018

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Our services and programming at Beth Israel are guided by the following set of core values, inspired by the mission of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and the principles of the Orthodox Union. We are deeply committed to: • Talmud Torah – Inspiring a passionate commitment to the study of Torah in all its rich forms and the scrupulous observance of Halacha. • Ruchniyut – Cultivating spirituality – God-consciousness, soulful music, piety, and ethical sensitivity, and integrating it into all learning, religious practice, and worldly pursuits. • Avodat HaShem – Encouraging intellectual openness, questioning, and critical thinking as essential components of one’s full service to God. • Ahavat Yisrael – Affirming the shared covenantal bond between all Jews. Promoting love of all Jews and actively pursuing the positive and respectful interaction of all Jewish movements. • Medinat Yisrael – Recognizing Eretz Yisrael as our homeland and affirming the religious and historical significance of the State of Israel for all Jews in Israel and the Diaspora. • Tikkun Olam – Affirming the shared divine image (Tzelem Elohim) of all people, and recognizing our responsibility to improve the world and our capacity to be enriched by it. Furthermore… - We acknowledge the need to enhance and expand the role of women in Talmud Torah, religious life, and communal leadership within the bounds of halacha. - We affirm our commitment to providing a safe space for Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Jews. Every Jew has the right to pray among a loving Jewish community. - We affirm our commitment to the government of the United States of America, and our respect for the servicemen and women of our country who seek liberty and justice for all. In particular, we honor our Jewish War Veterans for their duty to our country and the honor they bring to our people. - We recognize our bond with our brothers and sisters around the world who face distress and offer a prayer that they know comfort, security, and peace. CONSERVATIVE METAIRIE

Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation 3737 West Esplanade Ave. Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-889-1144 • Fax: 504-889-1146 E-mail: shirchadash@shirchadash.org Website: www.shirchadash.org Rabbi: Deborah Silver rabbids@shirchadash.org

Shir Chadash was originally founded in 1960 and is the only Conservative Synagogue in the Greater New Orleans area. We are a vibrant, egalitarian, traditional synagogue, open to all. Shir Chadash is a dynamic place of prayer, learning, caring, and commitment. We strive to be a warm and friendly place, a haimish environment for worship, study, and community. We are blessed that several of our founding members still join us regularly not only for services, but also for multiple learning opportunities. We strive to embody the best aspects of the Conservative Movement: passion and egalitarianism in prayer, intellectual engagement in Jewish texts, a commitment to Jewish life, and a deep yearning to work for a better world. To that end, we focus our efforts on participatory lay-led prayer, on exceptional and wide-ranging educational offerings for people of all ages, on a deep sense of the power of Jewish community, and on efforts to improve the Greater New Orleans area.

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Beth Shalom Synagogue

9111 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Phone: 225-924-6773 • Fax: 225-923-1373 Email: admin@bethshalomsynagogue.org Website: www.bethshalomsynagogue.org Rabbi: Natan Trief rabbi@bethshalomsynagogue.org. Reform Synagogue That Honors Jewish Tradition

Beth Shalom Synagogue (Baton Rouge, LA) is a Reform congregation and a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). We are a “family style” shul with a hamish, relaxed atmosphere. Our joy in expressing our Judaism is exponentially increased when shared with our congregational family. The essence of our shul family is truly the sum of the uniqueness and diversity of our members. We strive to embody the meaning behind the Hebrew word for synagogue, "beit knesset," or house of meeting. We are a home away from home, as much a place for meeting and getting to know one another as for learning and prayer. We are Beth Shalom: A congregational community committed to honoring traditional Judaism. We are Beth Shalom: A congregational family focused on creating a Jewish home in Baton Rouge for diverse peoples seeking spiritual connection. We are Beth Shalom: A covenantal people, sharing the values of Reform Judaism.

Congregation B’nai Israel of Baton Rouge 3354 Kleinert Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 70806 Phone: 225-343-0111 • Fax: 225-343-0653 E-mail: office@bnai-israel.com Website: www.bnaibr.org Rabbi: Jordan Goldson

Founded in 1858, Congregation B'nai Israel is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Our mission reflects the principles of the Reform Jewish movement. We recognize the diverse spiritual needs of our membership, while respecting the importance of personal religious expression. As an inclusive community, we welcome those of the Jewish faith and interfaith families and support the efforts of our families to raise their children in the Jewish religion. We strive to create worship experiences that allow for spiritual fulfillment and opportunities for congregants of all ages to grow in their knowledge of Jewish tradition, history and Torah. We recognize the need to develop and strengthen our bonds and support of Jewish people everywhere. In joining together for lifecycle events, fellowship, life-long study, tikkun olam (actions to repair the world), and holiday observances, we become united through the sharing of meaningful Jewish

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Congregation Gates of Prayer

4000 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-885-2600 • Fax: 504-885-2603 Rabbi: Robert Loewy, e-mail: rabbi@gatesofprayer.org Web: www.gatesofprayer.org Congregation Gates of Prayer is a Jewish congregation, dedicated to providing members with opportunities to find Kedusha (holiness within our lives) through participation in worship services, lifecycle events, educational activities for all ages, and social action programs that reflect our enduring commitment to Torah (lifelong Jewish education) Avodah (worship of God through prayer and observance) and Gemilut Chasadim (the pursuit of justice, peace and deeds of loving kindness). In our efforts to realize this mission, we are committed to the principles, programs, and ideals of Reform Judaism, including: Talmud Torah - Lifelong study of Torah for all. Bet Knesset - Active involvement in congregational life and leadership. Tikkun Olam – Perfecting God's world through the pursuit of justice, and improved understanding between our neighbors and ourselves. Ahavat Yisrael - Supporting the State of Israel and the Jewish people wherever they live, beginning in our local community and extending throughout the world.

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Temple Sinai 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504-861-3693 Fax: 504-861-3102 Rabbi: Senior Rabbi Matthew A. Reimer E-mail: sinai@usa.net Web: www.templesinaino.org Founded in 1870, Temple Sinai is the oldest Reform congregation in Louisiana, and the state’s largest Jewish congregation overall. We are proud of our history of both inspired rabbinic leadership committed to tikkun olam and service to the spiritual needs of our diverse membership. Our clergy and lay leaders strive to create a congregation that serves as a spiritual presence in the lives of its members in order to help cultivate and satisfy their religious, musical, cultural, emotional, and intellectual interests and needs. Our rich history includes a strong tradition of providing quality Jewish programming in the community. The Temple seeks to develop and maintain successful programs which address the history, language, music, theology, and other aspects of Jewish culture. From pre-school through adulthood, the Congregation desires to establish programs that educate and entertain its members in these important areas of Jewish life. Temple Sinai is constantly striving to build a community that stretches beyond the walls of the synagogue. Through our active affiliates: Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Youth Group, Young Family Havurah, and Older Adults Havurah, and our committed lay committees such as Outreach, Social Action and Worship and Ritual, we provide cultural, intellectual and educational programs and activities for all our members.

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Mishpacha - Creating a warm supportive atmosphere that promotes spiritual fulfillment and the well-being of all of our congregants, all who seek to affiliate with our synagogue, and all who through their personal relationships have a significant link to our community. We are a Jewish congregation, dedicated to providing members with opportunities to find Kedusha (holiness within our lives) through participation in worship services, lifecycle events, educational activities for all ages, and social action programs that reflect our enduring commitment to Torah (lifelong Jewish education) Avodah (worship of God through prayer and observance) and Gemilut Chasadim (the pursuit of justice, peace and deeds of loving kindness).

4238 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone: 504-895-4843 Fax: 504-897-0237 Rabbi: Alexis D. Berk E-mail: info@tourosynagogue.com Web: www.tourosynagogue.com Our Story Begins in 1828, a mere 25 years after the Louisiana Purchase, when the founders of what would eventually become Touro Synagogue started the first Jewish temple outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country. According to the Code Noire (1724), Jews should have been excluded from the French territory of Louisiana. But the business acumen of Jewish merchants proved more important to the financial future of New Orleans than upholding the rules of the French government. Little by little, hardworking Southern Jews settled into a welcoming environment. When President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the 1803 Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon, and Louisiana came under American jurisdiction, Jews acquired the right to freely inhabit what would become the 18th state in the Union, reveling in the value of religious freedom promised by the American Constitution. Touro Synagogue’s congregation is the result of a union between two original congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Shanarai-Chasset (Congregation Gates of Mercy) was founded in 1828 thanks to the efforts of a proactive visitor, Jacob Solis, who fulfilled the needs of the Jewish community by creating a space of worship during the High Holy Days. Their first synagogue was located on North Rampart Street,

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Community Resource Guide between St. Louis and Conti Streets, west of the French Quarter. Gates of Mercy followed the Ashkenazic rituals, leading some Portuguese members, preferring the Sephardic tradition, separated and formed Nefutzoth Yehudah (Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. Congregation Dispersed of Judah moved into the renovated Christ Church building at the corner of Bourbon and Canal Streets in 1846. On February 6, 1881, these two congregations reunited and moved into a building on Carondelet Street. The merger strengthened the Jewish community in New Orleans at a time when both congregations were struggling economically and recovering from the loss of many lives to the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878. The new congregation eventually took the name Touro Synagogue after the benefactor of both communities, merchant-philanthropist Judah Touro. Judah Touro had lived in New Orleans since 1801, coming originally from Rhode Island where his father was the leader of the historic Newport congregation, regarded as America’s Oldest Synagogue. In addition to being a benefactor of many Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant charities, Judah Touro was a hero in the War of 1812, co-builder of the Bunker Hill Monument, founder of the First Free Public Library in America, and founder of Touro Infirmary and the Touro Home for the Aged. Touro Synagogue joined the Reform movement in 1891 and has been a leader in the Reform movement ever since. The current sanctuary building was designed by a well‐known local architect Emile Weil, who won the congregation’s design competition at the ripe age of 29. The synagogue was completed in 1908 and dedicated on January 1, 1909. Our sanctuary holds a magnificent Aron Kodesh, given to Congregation Dispersed of Judah in 1847 by Judah Touro. Rabbi Isaac Leucht, 1881-1914; Rabbi Emil Leipziger, 1914-1947; Rabbi Leo A. Bergman, 1948-1976; Rabbi David Goldstein, 1978-2005; Rabbi Andrew Busch, 2005-2008; Rabbi Alexis Berk, 2008-present.

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Northshore Jewish Congregation 1403 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471 Phone: 985-951-7976 or 985-778-7899 Rabbi: Deborah Zecher Web: www.northshorejewish.org The Northshore Jewish Congregation grew from a small chavurah which, in the early 1980s, envisioned the possibility of a synagogue on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Members of the chavurah began talking the synagogue into existence and held its first community-wide Passover Seder in the mid-1980s. By the Fall of 1995, the first Shabbat service was held in a local Methodist Church. Shortly thereafter, the synagogue grew to 40 charter members. Within 10 short years, a 10,000 square foot building was purchased, a Rabbi was hired and the NJC became a full-service synagogue in a central location. The Rabbinic leadership evolved from student Rabbis to part-time Rabbis, and finally a full-time Rabbi. The ritual furnishings, ark, ner tamid, lecterns and most importantly, the Torahs, were donated. Today, the NJC has grown to more than 100 families. Volunteer musicians lead the congregation in prayer and song at most Shabbat and Holiday services. Past innovative programs include creative services that are popular with congregants of all ages, including "Blue Jeans Shabbat," "Pizza and Ice Cream Shabbat," "Chardonnay Shabbat," "Nature Walk Shabbat," as well as “Zoo-mobile and Canoe Havdalah” events. The NJC enables its members to develop a relationship with G-d through communal worship, study of Torah, religious education and assembly. The Religious School was chosen by the Institute of Southern Jewish Living to implement its pilot Religious School Curriculum. Each of the B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation students completes a Tikkun Olam Project and the confirmands write and conduct their entire service. The NJC is truly a congregation of volunteers, who put in countless hours because of the love for Judaism and the desire for a strong Jewish community, committed to the values and conduct of the individual, the family and the society in which we live. THE

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vide every Jew with that opportunity in a lov- Jewish Center and our programs. ing, accepting and non-judgmental manner. NEW ORLEANS METAIRIE

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4141 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-454-2910, 504-455-7817 Fax: 504-456-9770 Co-Directors: Rabbi Yossie & Chanie Nemes Email: rabbi@jewishlouisiana.com; chanie@ About Chabad Chabad is an international movement dedi- jewishlouisiana.com cated to aiding every single Jew in connecting Web: www.jewishlouisiana.com to our heritage. The inspiration and guiding The Chabad Jewish Center of Metairie, force to this movement is the Lubavitcher located at 4141 W. Esplanade Ave, was estabRebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of lished as a branch of Chabad Lubavitch of righteous memory. He shared his love towards Louisiana in the summer of 1990 in response G d and the Jewish nation with his followers, to development in suburban New Orleans. his Chassidim, resulting in Chabad outreach. Directed by Rabbi Yossie and Chanie Nemes, For more about the Chabad movement, click Chabad Center aptly serves the needs of the here. Chabad in the greater Louisiana area suburban New Orleans Jewish community. In now has 4 centers. Click here to see our affili- the spring of 1999 construction of the modern ates, and more on Chabad's history in the facility, dedicated in memory of Gerson Katz, State. was completed, enabling the center to enhance its ability to expand its programs and activiOur Mission ties. Any Mitzvah. Any Jew. Any Moment. The Chabad Jewish Center, hosts a wide range Jewish people are quite diverse. But there of educational and social service programs must be some Mitzvah that everyone can attracting diverse participation from across the relate to. We believe in the immeasurable New Orleans Jewish community. Our primary power of every Jew, and the immeasurable base of support is the hundreds of New Orleavalue of every Mitzvah. Our mission is to pronians who contribute regularly to the Chabad 2811 Calanne Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70820 Rabbi: Peretz Kazen (347) 515-0835

Chabad Jewish Student Center for New Orleans 7037 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504-302-1830 Fax: 504-302-1831 Web: www.chabadneworleans.com Co-Directors: Rabbi Zelig & Bluma Rivkin Emails: rabbi@chabadneworleans.com; bluma@chabadneworleans.com The Chabad Jewish Student Center has been serving Jewish university students from Tulane, Loyola and UNO since the fall of 1975. Chabad is a home away from home for the students, offering them a wide array of programs and services. The center includes a sanctuary, kitchen and dining facility, recreation and study lounges, library and more. Discover more about Chabad on Campus.

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4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-885-4339 Contact: Rabbi Yossi Nemes Phone: 504-454-2910 Fax: 504-885-2603 Rabbi Nemes of the Chabad Center visits Director: Melanie Blitz Jewish prisoners in the area to help arrange for E-mail: mblitz.10D@yahoo.com kosher food and to provide spiritual guidance. CURRICULUM The curriculum at Gates of Prayer Nursery School is based on play, inquiry, exploration, JEWISH EDUCATION developing relationships, and love of learning within the natural patterns of the individual child and within the context of group learning experiNURSERY SCHOOLS ences. The structure of activities and interactions within the classroom are organized to proNEW ORLEANS vide children with safe, comfortable and familiar routines, while at the same time challenging Jewish Community Center Nursery them to reach their potential as learners, listeners, and creators. School Children are natural learners. They are inquis5342 St. Charles Ave. itive and learn about their world by exploring New Orleans, LA 70115 their environment, in play during interactions Phone: 504-897-0143 Ext. 132 with peers and adults. To achieve this goal, the Fax: 504-897-1380 children are given significant amounts of time Web site: nojcc.org each day to play, investigate and explore. Our Director: Adrienne Shulman, M. ed teachers support the children by building nurturE-mail: adrienne@nojcc.org ing relationships with each child, encouraging (See New Orleans Jewish Community Center empathy and compassion, encouraging them to express themselves, and learn ways to enter into in First Section of the Guide) play, conversations and comfortable conflict METAIRIE resolution. In collaboration with teachers and parents children develop limits and boundaries

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Specific activities this preschool offers to develop literacy skills include: • Provides opportunities for oral language development (explaining, pretending, prediction, summarizing) • Read-alouds and story-telling are part of the curriculum • Integrates nursery rhymes, poems and songs into the day • Spends a lot of time learning the alphabet, colors, numbers • Develops phonemic awareness (letter sounds, reading together) • Circle Time to reinforce skills learned • Writing activities (journal writing & drawing, writing ones name, learning letters) • Reading Readiness Enrichment Program • Weekly story-telling with Ms. Gloria Other academic activities this preschool has to offer include: • Scientific exploration is encouraged • Music is a formal part of the curriculum • Music is integrated informally throughout the day • Visual Arts is a formal part of the curriculum • Visual Arts are integrated informally throughout the day • Conversational Spanish is a formal part of the curriculum Skills this preschool helps children develop

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BATON ROUGE Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center

9111 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 924-6772 Fax 924-3697 Email: rayner@bethshalomsynagogue.org Director: Dottie Smith The Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center was founded in 1984 to provide daily care for infants and young children. From its fledgling origins, the school has evolved into a multi-level day care and learning center for pre-kindergarten children. The Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center has two goals: • To provide safe, quality, professional care

Goldring - Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-887-4091 Fax: 504-780-5691 Head of School: Sharon Pollin, M.ed The Alfred G. Rayner Learning Center pro- Web: www.jcdsnola.org vides a healthy functional physical environment, a structured, progressive, developmentally Our Mission Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) is the appropriate curriculum, knowledgeable teachers Jewish day school of Greater New Orleans. Our and encourages the involvement of parents. From infancy to preschool your child will mission is to instill a love of learning, invigoengage in exciting learning activities specifical- rated by academic excellence. JCDS is grounded ly designed to meet their needs and help them in Jewish tradition where we foster spirituality (emunah), dedication to repair our world (tikkun develop in all areas. olam) and commitment to the entire Jewish The focus of our programming: people (klal Yisrael). JCDS is a nurturing school • Emphasizes Judaism, its customs and cul- where families of all backgrounds are welture comed, and children are prepared to be engaged, • Builds language skills compassionate leaders of their communities in • Develops gross and fine motor skills the United States, Israel, and the world. • Fosters critical thinking At JCDS • Encourages positive social interactions • Nurtures creativity and curiosity • Students become inquiring, capable youth, who are passionate lifelong learners Our program also offers: • Teachers are dedicated to best educational Music classes taught by a certified teacher practices • Mousercise, a floor-based gymnastics program • Families are engaged in their children's aca• Annual speech, hearing and vision screendemic achievement and holistic developings ment • Visits from the fire department, zoo, • Ethics and morals of our students are nurschool buses, police department, dentist tured through commitment to Jewish Values and others • Positive connections to the language, land, • Interesting seminars or courses for parents culture and people of the State of Israel are created DAY SCHOOLS • Children are primed for full participation in our global society METAIRIE and supervision of the children entrusted to the school. • To begin the educational process by providing a foundation of values and skills using learning techniques that are developmentally appropriate.

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ROHR Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University 7033 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504-861-7578 Director: Rabbi Yochanan Rivkin E-mail: rabbi@tulane.edu   Program Director: Mrs. Sarah Rivkin E-mail: srivkin@tulane.edu Web: www.tulanechabad.org

Jewish Studies represents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Jews, their history, religion, language, thought, culture, literature, and music. The Tulane University Jewish Studies program was recently ranked 9th in the nation. The Tulane program uses methods of history to gain accurate insights into the Jews' past; sociological analysis to find the larger patterns of JewBest Wishes from...

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Tulane Hillel 912 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone 504-866-7060 • Fax 504-866-7021 E-mail: hillel@tulane.edu Web: www.tulanehillel.org Executive Director: Rabbi Yonah Schiller E-mail: yonah@tulane.edu

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Tulane Hillel is a non-profit community center that fosters leadership and community engagement. A leader in entrepreneurial-based programming, Tulane Hillel serves as an incubator and platform for college students to engage in the community, focusing on key issues that need to be addressed. The Tulane Hillel team is a collection of voices, backgrounds, Hebrew School experiences, ambitions and identities. It is important that those who spend their time creating Jewish community are reflective of the broad and diverse demographic that comprise our co-creators.

Tulane University Jewish Studies Program 7031 Feret St., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504-865-5349 • Fax: 504-865-5348 Chairman: Brian J. Horowitz, e-mail: jewishstudies@tulane.edu THE

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Hillel at LSU exists to do one simple thing; unite both Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at Louisiana State University. LSU attracts students from all over the state of Louisiana, as well as from several other states, from large Jewish communities to small ones. By bringing this diverse group of students together, they can share stories, have fun and celebrate their Jewish heritage. Whether it is at social events, spiritual gatherings, or in the classroom, Hillel at LSU encourages all students to grow and learn together as a community.

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Established in 1992, our mission is to serve as the intellectual heart of Jewish Studies in Louisiana, cultivating knowledge about Jewish cultures, religion, literature, history, and identity both within the academy and within the community. Jewish and non-Jewish students and faculty at LSU want to know about Judaism and Jewish contributions to civilization; this program works to satisfy that curiosity and to broaden understanding in the following ways: Academic Enhancement: Jewish Studies is a Humanities program housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Its academic goal is to promote an understanding of Jewish civilizations (History, cultures, and religion) through course offerings, library holdings, programming, faculty resources, and by providing leadership for Jewish student organizations. Diversity and Interfaith Dialogue: The Jewish Studies Program enthusiastically promotes diversity, interfaith dialogue, and inter-cultural exchange. Interdisciplinary and Innovative Scholarship: The Jewish Studies Program brings together internationally known scholars already on campus from a variety of disciplines into a rubric that provides an exciting opportunity to cross-fertilize their research, to build the program's reputation, and to make an impact on Jewish Studies nationally.

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Go Box Gourmet LLC 912 Broadway, New Orleans, La. 70118 Phone: 504-444-4113 Email: chef@hknola.com Web: www.hknola.com Farm to Table Catering In Greater New Orleans

HK NOLA was founded in 2010 to provide the people of New Orleans and surrounding areas with fresh, organic, seasonal foods. Our kitchen only uses the highest quality ingredients, always from a local source when available, to prepare delicious, flavorful plates that satisfy every palate. Many of the options in our bakery, grocery, or daily menu can be made gluten-free or vegan-friendly, so everyone can enjoy our local fare! You can contact us at (504)444-4113 or by email at chef@hknola.com for more information on our catering services. Professional Catering Services

At HK NOLA, we also have years of experience catering events of all sizes. Whether you are planning a corporate event, office meeting, or special celebration for a group of family and friends, our fresh, seasonal, and unique dishes are sure to delight your guests. Catering and made-to-order baking services are available year-round in the greater New Orleans area. Whether full service, pickup, or delivery, we help our customers pull off spectacular events. Our menu includes boxed lunches, snacks, sandwich platters, smoked and grilled items, and even burritos. To learn more about HK Casablanca Restaurant NOLA, place an order, or ask a 3030 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA question about our menu, custom70002 ers can contact us today. Phone: Phone: 504-888-2209 504-444-4113, Email:chef@hknoWeb: www.kosherneworleans.com la.com Voted and Rated Best Middle Eastern Restaurant in Town Casablanca, a gourmet restaurant and caterer that has been serving authentic Moroccan & Middle Eastern cuisine since 1995 in the Greater New Orleans area. Voted and rated #1 Middle Eastern restaurant in New Orleans, Casablanca is famous for its original hand rolled Couscous and Lamb dishes. Our unique menu offers a variety of fresh and homemade dishes from across the Middle East!

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We sell variety of locally sourced groceries including organic vegetables, local yard eggs, seasonal fruits as well as fair trade grains and responsibly raised meat and fish. Families love our prepared foods such as veggie burgers, hummus, soups, and various sauces for a simple shortcut in the kitchen. We have a variety of baked goods from bagels and sandwich breads to vegan power bars and brownies. THE


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KASHERING SERVICE

Kitchen Kashering Service

Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery

Contact: Rabbi Mendel Rivkin Phone: 504-866-5164

3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-888-2010 • Fax: 504-888-2014 Website: www.koshercajun.com

If you are interested in making your kitchen kosher, Rabbi Mendel Rivkin makes house calls. He will work with you to see what dishes, pots Kosher Cajun is under the rabbinical supervision of the Louisiana and pans and utensils can be kashered and what equipment needs to be Kashrut Committee. It offers one-stop kosher food shopping, with the replaced. He will provide education, guidance, and other help as you largest selection of kosher products in Louisiana, including 50 kinds of move toward the goal of a kosher kitchen. wine from all over the world and many New York baked goods. You can dine in the large restaurant or order take-out. Try their corned beef, pasJEWISH MUSIC trami, knishes, chopped liver, matzoh ball soup, plus much more. Kosher Cajun will deliver kosher meals to private homes and to hotel guests visit- Panorama Jazz Band ing the area. Leader: Ben Schenck Kosher Cajun — New Orleans’ premier kosher delicatessen and gro- E-mail: panoramanola@gmail.com cery. Now going into our twenty-third year, we continue to serve our loyal Phone: 504-650-1296 clientele and tourists as we witness the rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina. Website: www.panoramajazzband.com Our grocery provides customers with what is easily the largest selection Acoustic Party Music of the World via New Orleans of kosher products in Louisiana. Whether you’re looking for high quality Panorama has been bringing all sorts of music into all sorts of situations and hard to find delicacies, or have special dietary needs such as vegetarian and lactose or sugar free foods, you’re sure to find something to your liking from among our huge selection. Our full service kitchen cooks fresh, home made breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, which is served up in our newly expanded restaurant dining area, as well as packaged for hotel delivery or catered events and other special occasion meals. In addition to enlarging our dining room, our menu boasts full course meals including chicken and steaks from our grill, fresh soups and salads, and even a children’s menu, all at family-friendly prices. Last, but certainly not least, there’s our full selection of fresh, made to order items from our deli: chopped liver, knishes, nova salmon, Dr. Brown’s soda and of course, our pastrami and corned beef about which customers and local food critics Simply rave. Middle eastern Cuisine • authentiC & affordable And everything is glatt kosher and under strict rabbinic supervision. So stay awhile and find out what new epicurean experiences await you or, better yet, come visit “the best New York Deli In New Orleans.” Kosher Cajun is located three blocks from Lakeside Mall at 3519 Severn in Metairie, Louisiana.

Waffles on Maple

7712 Maple St. in Uptown New Orleans. Phone 504-304-2662. Web: www.wafflesonmaple.com Sweet * Savory * Kosher

Fried Kibby Plate • Vegetarian Dishes • Yogurt Salad • Chicken Shawarma Shish Kabobs • Chicken Kabobs • Hummus • Falafels & Much More

Established in 2014, Waffles on Maple has become a New Orleans favorite among locals and visitors alike. We take pride in being a great place for friends and families to enjoy a meal together, and we strive to deliver an original waffle experience only found here in New Orleans. Adults, children, and everyone in between can enjoy something delicious. We specialize in gourmet waffles, from sweet to savory to your own customized creations. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. Everything on our menu is made with the best quality ingredients and our in-house specialty toppings. We are proud to say we have definitely set the standard for waffles in the New Orleans area, but make no mistake, Waffles on Maple is a lot more than just a delicious, gourmet, sweet and savory waffle shop. Make room because our menu offers plenty of appetizing items that will have you coming back for more! Be sure to visit us soon! We understand how important a gluten-free diet is for some of our customers. We currently have a variety of gluten-free items on our menu. Have any one of our delicious gourmet waffles or crêpes gluten-free! Gluten-free king cakes are also available for pre-order for the Mardi Gras season. On your next visit, ask us about our gluten-free options! Let us cater your bar mitzvah, birthday parties, conventions, meetings and any special event! We bring the stand to your venue of choice. THE

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Community Resource Guide since the mid 90s, always with a strong New Orleans party vibe cultivated over years of entertaining locals and tourists alike in their native Crescent City. They have been playing weddings, funerals, parties, nightclubs, parades, concerts, corporate events and music festivals locally, nationally and internationally ever since. The Panorama Jazz Band took shape in November 1995 when a friend asked New Orleans clarinetist Ben Schenck to organize a combo for her wedding. Originally a trio, the group gradually evolved by 2006 to include seven players (clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, accordion, banjo, tuba and drums). The original concept was to perform New Orleans Traditional Jazz and drop in an occasional number from the Caribbean or Eastern Europe. Before long, however, the musicians in the band gradually became more fascinated by Jewish klezmer, the Creole biguines of Martinique and folk music from the Balkans and Latin America, occasionally dropping in music by Jellyroll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet or Fats Domino to remind listeners where the band is from. In 1997 they began playing Mardi Gras parades, a project which eventually grew into a separate marching outfit, the Panorama Brass Band. That group has been active primarily during Carnival time in New Orleans as the official brass band of the Krewe du Jieux and the St. Anthony Ramblers as well as marching in such parades as Krewe of Muses, Knights of Babylon, Krewe of Tucks, Krewe of Morpheus and Box of Wine. The brass band does also perform in New Orleans nightclubs as well as for weddings, funerals, private parties and other events. JEWISH BOOKS

Octavia Books

513 Octavia St., New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone: 504-899-READ (7323) Contact: Tom Lowenburg Web: www.octaviabooks.com Welcome to Octavia Books, where our well-read staff is always happy to provide friendly assistance. Thank you for choosing to let Octavia Books serve you and be your independent bookstore.

P J Library

Ferncrest Manor Living Center Quality Nursing Care · Hospice Care Medicare Skilled Nursing Unit Intermediate and Respite Care Short and Long Term Rehabilitation Ventilator Dependent Unit On-Site Dialysis Positions available for RN · LPN · CNA 14500 Hayne Blvd. Between Paris Rd. and Bullard Ave.

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Do your children love free picture books about Jewish holidays, Jewish folktales, Jewish family life and values? PJ LIBRARY® is a nationally acclaimed outreach initiative for Jewish families of young children. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ (for pajama) LIBRARY® provides a treasury of FREE Jewish books and music to children aged six months through eight years. The books and CDs are specially selected by childhood experts. They are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated, and age-specific. Once you enroll, a free selection arrives in the mail every month for each child in your family to enjoy. JCRS is funding this gift to enhance the joys and knowledge of our Jewish heritage for young children and their families. Each selection includes a parent’s guide to help families use the selection at home. Many parents describe the books and music as a valuable way to nurture Jewish identity; children enjoy them as treasured gifts which they love to read and hear again and again.

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332 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130 Phone: 504-523-0805 Fax: 504-523-0803 Email: dashka@dashkaroth.com Web: www.dashkaroth.com

Dashka Roth moved from southern California to New Orleans in 1978, and

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Dashka's background in jewelry began when she took private lessons from Ann Garland in Cambridge,MA, then later worked for Olde Hampshire Silversmiths in Chester Square, also in Cambridge. Next, Dashka branched out on her own, bought a few hand tools and a little silver, and began making jewelry and selling it in Harvard Square, where many artists sold their wares at that time. Being basically self-taught with the tools of books and experience, Dashka decided it was time to go back to school. So she applied to,

and was accepted at Rhode Island School of Design, where she enhanced her knowledge of jewelry-making. Subsequently, she enrolled in classes at the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, CA. where she studied colored stone identification, diamond grading and jewelry repair. Dashka’s gallery was nominated in 1995 and 1996, and selected in 1997 through 2005 as one of the Top 100 Retailers of American Craft by the Buyers’ Market of American Craft and Niche Magazine. Two of those years, 1999 and 2001, she was selected as one of the Top Ten Retailers of American Craft. In 2006 the "Top 100 Retailers" designation was discontinued.

looms. In addition, they craft their LA 70118 own jewelry and Judaica pieces. Temple Phone: 504-861-3693

Shir Chadash Gift Shop

3737 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, La. 70002 Phone: 504-889-1144

Touro Sisterhood Book and Judaica Shop 4238 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115 Phone: 504-895-4843

Yvonne Yuspeh Strug Sisterhood Judaica Shop in Temple Sinai 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans,

Gates of Prayer Judaica Shop

4000 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, La. 70002 Phone: 504-885-2600

Naghi’s

St. Catherine

Long term acute care for the medically complex patient Medicare • Medicaid • Managed Care

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633 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 Phone: 504-586-8373

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The Naghis travel worldwide to purchase their extensive collection of antique silver Judaica. Adorning their shelves are menorahs, Kiddish cups, and spice boxes — all family heir-

Best wishes to all of my friends in the Jewish Community. Thank You for your continued support.

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The Healing, Therapeutic Effects Of Warm Water The healing properties of warm water immersion and massage have been celebrated and practiced for centuries. Today, many hospitals and physical therapists use warm water immersion and massage therapies to provide comfort and help alleviate a range of ailments. For example. the deep, relaxing sensation you get from time spent soaking in a spa helps release tension and starts you on a path to a restful sleep. Once you’re in a warm spa, your body’s temperature is raised, which increases blood circulation. When you leave the spa, your core temperature lowers slowly, which signals the body that it’s time to sleep. Natural Pain Relief From Arthritis According to the Arthritis Foundation, time in a hot tub creates a helpful environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. Heated water raises body temperature, increases blood circulation and water’s buoyancy relieves stress on joints and muscles to encourage better movement. When jets are used, the warm water massage relaxes muscles, ligaments and tendons and stimulates the release of endorphins-the body’s natural pain reliever. An Arthritis Foundation publication related to spas, pools and arthritis states “Regular sessions in your hot tub keep joints moving. It restores and preserves strength and flexibility, and also protects your joints from further damage.” Muscle Recovery and Faster Healing Medical professionals suggest warmth to increase circulation and assist healing. Time in a warm spa, especially those equipped with soothing jets, helps increase circulation so the blood can supply nutrients to help cells and tissues regenerate. According to the textbook Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy by Drs. Bruce Becker THE

and Andrew Cole, “immersion in warm water can lead to a faster and longer-lasting recovery. Overall Stress Relief People have soaked in warm water for centuries to relax. These days, hot tub owners are quick to talk about how soothing their spa feels and how recuperative it is. Studies show the soothing effects, too. For instance, blood pressure drops after time spent in a spa. At times, you use a hot tub to relax quietly, possibly just to soak with no jets on. Other times, you want an active, penetrating massage that can release tension from tight muscles or quicken the recovery of sore overworked muscles. To choose the best spa to fit your needs, visit AMA Entertainment a locally owned business that focuses on all aspects of family entertainment, indoor and out. In their 7,500 square feet showroom, they display more than 20 pool tables, 15 hot tubs and many other entertaining items such as ceramic grills, tables games (air hockey, ping pong, foosball), full size arcade games, RC cars, trucks and drones. For the sale, repair, service or rental of amusement equipment, AMA Entertainment is ready to serve you. “Find your fun!” by stopping in the showroom, located in Metairie at 1525 Airline Drive or visit their website, AMAEntertainment. com. If you have questions, call 504-835-3232. Offering a treasure trove of premiere brands, AMA Entertainment carries Caldera Spas, Primo Grills, Brunswick, American Heritage, Imperial, Legacy, Namco, Stern Pinball, California, House, Global Vr, Coastal, Incredible Technologies, Cuetec, ICE, Simonis, Meucci, TouchTunes, Viking, Predator, Lucasi, McDermott, Action, Joss and Schon.

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EDUCATION BUILT FOR

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• Flexible 8-week classes • Easy transfer of up to 90 college credits • Approved for Military Tuition Assistance and Veterans Education benefits • Accepts financial aid and business tuition reimbursement

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Upper Iowa University – New Orleans Center: Helping Students Achieve an Education Built for Life Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is a private, nonprofit University providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Whether you are a new high school graduate or a non-traditional student, UIU has an academic program that will best suit you – a traditional campus in Fayette, Iowa, evening classes at 20 U.S. locations or a full array of online programs, including master’s degrees. UIU also partners with community colleges to increase the number of college credits that students can transfer into UIU. In 1999, Upper Iowa University opened an education center on Jackson Barracks, headquarters for the Louisiana National Guard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Up until August 2005, classes were offered in the evening at New Orleans Police Department Academy, which was previously located on Jackson Barracks. As a result of the devastation to Jackson Barracks from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Center staff temporarily relocated to Central Louisiana where they were instrumental in opening the UIU-Alexandria Center. During the winter of 2005, the Center Director, Vicki Melton, was able to reconnect with enough of the adjunct faculty and students so that in spring of 2006, through assistance from a local law enforcement agency, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy College, Melton was able to resume offering UIU classes in the New Orleans area. In 2009, UIU moved their classes back to Jackson Barracks using space on loan from different military units. Melton returned as the Center Director for the UIU New Orleans Center in September 2011. Through a joint effort between the Louisiana State Military Department and UIU in October 2011, work began to expand the UIU administrative area and classrooms. In January 2012, UIU staff began occupying the newly renovated area now known as the Upper Iowa University – New Orleans Center, located on Jackson Barracks. Although UIU is a military friendly school, it is open to all members of the community. In a continuing effort to meet the needs of all students, UIU New Orleans Center provides face-to-face class-

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room learning opportunities once a week per class and there are numerous enrollment periods throughout the year. Most classes are held in unique 8-week sessions. Additional schedule and flexible delivery options such as online and selfpaced programs also meet the needs of working adults. Upper Iowa University not only wants its students to obtain academic success and enjoy their entire college experience, but also looks forward to best preparing them for a successful career. Associate degrees in criminal justice, general business, liberal arts and psychology are available. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in a variety of majors including business, accounting, criminal justice, emergency management, human resource management, human services, management, psychology, public administration, social science and more. Additional majors and graduate programs are offered online. Credit is accepted for law enforcement academy training, military training, CLEP and DSST and life experience. Up to 90 college credits may be transferred. UIU accepts tuition assistance, tuition reimbursement and veteran’s education benefits. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. UIU also offers a Corporate Advantage Program which provides employees of participating businesses and organizations a tuition discount which is also extended to spouses and dependent children up to age 26. UIU has been ranked among the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are the most welcoming for members of the military. Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has become one of the three key organizations to recognize Upper Iowa University as a “Top School” for veterans and military personnel and their families. Most recently, Money magazine recognized UIU as one of the “best colleges for your money” in the United States. For additional information about UIU-New Orleans Center and how you can achieve an Education Built for Life, go to uiu.edu/neworleans, call 504-682-6792 or email neworleans@uiu.edu. ì THE


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Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs There is no question why Audubon Acupuncture & Herb’s TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Clinic has been honored for the quality of our patient care by many. Our relaxed atmosphere, experienced and knowledgeable doctors, friendly and professional staff, inhouse herbal pharmacy, variety of treatment methods customized to individual preference and needs are just a few to mention. Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs is operated on the principle that we are part of nature, and health is established when harmony is achieved both within ourselves and in relation to the natural world. TCM seeks to determine the "root cause" of a condition and bring the body back into balance, supporting its innate ability to heal itself.

Dr. Yizhi (Peter) Zhang

Assuming the position of senior consultant for Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs, Dr. Yizhi (Peter) Zhang is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (OMD) certified by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn this designation; he has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) profession. He has completed comprehensive training at the master degree level in an Oriental Medicine Program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the only accrediting entity recognized by the United States Department of Education as the authority for quality education and training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Dr. Zhang has over 25 years of extensive Oriental Medicine experience and has directed a number of TCM facilities and passionately helped tens of thousands of people many with chronic and sometimes disabling problems that have not been resolved by conventional medTHE

ical care. For example, psoriasis, degenerative discs, pinched nerves, seizures, and anxiety are just a few of the illnesses he has treated. The list below briefly describes some of the most common TCM treatment methods that have been practiced for over 3,000 years. Patients may benefit from a single or combination of these methods.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture stimulates the appropriate reflex points with disposable, sterilized fine needles. By restoring the blocked flow, acupuncture cures diseases. A slight pinch is usually sensed at the time of insertion. The needles remain in the points for approximately 20 minutes, and the patient is relaxed and comfortable during this time. Facial Acupuncture is available to address wrinkles, and help in antiaging efforts, by softening the appearance and giving a brighter and healthier looking complexion.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs cure diseases by restoring the disturbed milieu and imbalanced Yin and Yang. Herbs are especially effective in treating chronic and stubborn diseases. Also, there are Herbal Teas for beauty, hormonal balance, and detox.

acupressure therapy can replace acu- body. It is said to support a healthy puncture needles and is effective in balance of Yin and Yang, thereby the releasing muscular tension, pro- aiding the flow of Qi (vital energy). mote circulation of blood, and Medical Qi Gong enhance the body's vital energy. Traditional Medical Qi Gong Tai Chi treatment (energy treatment) is non(Moving Medita- invasive, and can effectively treat tion) Originated in any type of disease or imbalance, China as a martial including those that are chronic or art and can be formidable. The treatment is restorpracticed alone or ative, rejuvenating, highly energizin a group. It is a ing and deeply healing. Qi Gong mind-body prac- can also be practiced individually tice in Comple- or in groups for health maintementary and nance. Classes are available. Alternative Medicine (CAM). ParWe invite you to experience the ticipants move their bodies slowly, benefits of Traditional Chinese Medigently, and with awareness, while cine Therapies with Dr. Zhang by breathing deeply and teaching you booking an appointment in our beauto relax and focus your mind and tiful clinic in uptown New Orleans. ì CALL TODAY TO EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY!

Audubon Acupuncture & Herbs is located in the beautiful Garden District and boasts a clinical facility with six treatment rooms and an herbal pharmacy containing over 300 powder extracts used for customized formulas-one of the largest in the area! Our Oriental Medicine doctor Dr. Yizhi (Peter) Zhang has over 20 years of extensive TCM experience in China. He has much Founded 2013 experience in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and is also Stateand Board-Certified in the United States.

We Specialize in treating allergies, depression, arthritis, lower back pain/sciatica, constipation, dizziness, facial palsy, fatigue, infertility, migraines, hypertension, insomnia, immune system deficiency, knee pain, pain management, smoking cessation, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, sports injuries, stress/tension, paralysis/numbness, tendinitis, trigeminal neuralgia, frozen shoulder, herniated discs, headaches, malposition, weight loss and more!

Cupping Method

Cupping method uses small glass cups as suction devices placed on the skin. The cups can be gently moved across the skin, like the inverse of a massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. The cups stay in place for 5 to 15 minutes and warms and promotes the free flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood in the meridians, dispels cold and dampness, and diminishes swellings and pains.

Acupressure

Ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points which stimulate the body's natural self-healing abilities. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand,

Garden District

2222 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 522-8868

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Now Open in Mandeville (one mile from the Northshore Jewish Congregation)

Specializing in wine, spirits, beer, and cheese

We have a huge selection of wines, cheeses and properly stored cigars. Select wines from around the world. Come sample beers from countries near and far, and taste the best cheese from the world’s premier cheese producing regions. We travel the world to bring you hand selected wines and cheeses! Adam, Steve, & Erik Acquistapace 985-951-2501 • 631 N. Causeway Blvd. Facing East Causeway Approach Next to Pat Gallagher’s 527 Restaurant

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