Created in 2013, the Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series features local experts in the fields of history, architecture, religion, politics, food, music, theater, and so much more. This monthly lecture series is generously funded by Morris Bart.

Typically held on the second Monday of the month at the Uptown JCC from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM, each one-hour lecture is preceded by a catered, kosher lunch.

Free for members | $10 fee apply for non-members
Advanced registration required.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Rachel Ruth at 504.897.0143.

2018 Dates

April 9
Ed Branley from Krauss Department Store on History of Jewish Retailers on Canal Street

May 14
Arnie Fielkow from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

June 11
Cassie Pruyn on Bayou St. John Through the Centuries

July 9
Alan Gauthreaux and Dr. Daryl Hippensteel from Delgado Community College on Bloodstained Louisiana: Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934

August 13
Chris Fetweis from Tulane University on American Foreign Policy

October 8
Marlene Trestman on Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Lawyer and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin  and her book-in-progress, Most Fortunate Unfortunates: The History of New Orleans’s Jewish Orphans' Home, 1856-1946

November 12
Pamela Arceneaux from Historic New Orleans Collection on Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

December 10
Rebecca Snedeker from Tulane University on The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South 


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