Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series

The Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series celebrates Jewish authors, music, and films. All events take place at the New Orleans Uptown JCC and are free and open to the community unless otherwise noted. For questions, contact Judy Yaillen.

Upcoming Events

"Sammy Davis Jr: I've Gotta Be Me" is the first major documentary to examine Davis' vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during the 20th century in the U.S.

Thursday, January 10
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Cathy Barrow is the author of the cookbook: "Pie Squared."  She will speak about slab pies, which are pies baked on a sheet pan and can easily serve a crowd of people.  The book has sweet and savory pies and all will be able to taste them after her presentation.

Tuesday, February 12
7:00 - 9:00 PM

"The Cakemaker" is a film about Thomas, a young German baker who is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem, seeking answers. Keeping his secret, he starts working for Oren's widow Anat, in her cafe.

Wednesday, February 20
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Rachel Kadish, author of the award-winning book "The Weight of Ink" will speak about her"electrifying and ambitious" novel which takes place in London in the 1660's and in the early 21st century.  Toni Morris has said she is a "gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuances, narration, and the politics of passion."

Tuesday, April 2
7:00 - 9:00 PM

"Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein will be discussed by the author, Jamie Bernstein.  The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir.

Wednesday, April 10
7:00 - 9:00 PM


Reconnecting With Our Camp Memories

If you find yourself missing camp more and more every day, check out these ways to reminisce about your favorite camp memories. Remember to stay loose and funky, y’all!


Upcoming Community Chanukah Celebration

Nefesh Mountain, a Jewish bluegrass ensemble, will brighten the Mintz Auditorium with soulful folk-inspired music.


NOLA Grannies Project Visits the Uptown JCC

Grandmothers seem to have one thing in common: they refuse to tolerate anything or anybody messing with their loved ones. And that’s just what a group of ten grannies from New Orleans did when they heard about trouble at the border for families seeking asylum.


Creating Eight New Memories for Chanukah

This year let’s create eight nights of memories instead of eight days of gifts. 


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