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 YaillenReservations are required.

This year The Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series will feature four movies shown in socially distant screenings at the Uptown JCC. In addition, three authors will speak in virtual book events held in partnership with the Nashville and Memphis Jewish Community Centers.

2021 schedule of events



In the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was playing basketball in Harlem when he was signed by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv.  A year later, while taking the team to new heights, Perry converted to Judaism and became one of Israel's biggest stars.  Behind the scenes, though, all was not well.  This is the story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation.

Wednesday, January 6   |  2:00 - 4:00 PM



Staff Spotlight: Patrick Orillion

Get to know more about Patrick Orillion, the unmistakable voice on the staff walkie-talkies, and the friendly face who keeps the fitness center running on nights and weekends.


Celebrate Summer! [Printable Coloring Pages]

 Get in the summertime spirit with our free printable coloring sheets. We'd love to see your creations, so post them on social media and tag us!


Staff Spotlight: Peggy Myers

Lifelong member, Peggy Myers, recently joined the JCC fitness staff as an instructor. We are excited for Peggy to bring her enthusiasm for the JCC to our members. Get to know a little more about Peggy and sign up to take a class!


2021 Commemoration and Celebration Events

The global Jewish community will come together in the coming days to commemorate lives lost during the Holocaust, remember fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism, and celebrate Israel’s independence. 


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