Book Club

Typically meeting the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 - 3:00 PM at the Uptown JCC, the JCC Book Club offers engaging and insightful discussions in a laid back environment. Free and open to the community - all are welcome.

Books are available for purchase at our neighborhood partner bookstore, Octavia Books.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judy Yaillen.

2018 - 2019 Season

September 4      Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris

October 9           Famous Father Girl by Jamie Bernstein

November 13     Shocking Paris by Stanley Meisler

December 11     The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

January 8           We Are Gathered by Jamie Weisman

February 12       The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas

March 12           The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

April 9                Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday

May 14              My Mother’s Son by David Hirshberg

 

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National Coloring Book Day

We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!

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Finding Your Fit Foods

Creating a lifestyle, rather than a diet, will give you the flexibility to make healthy choices while still enjoying what you eat. Sometimes the hardest part about eating healthfully is simply knowing what will taste good without packing on the pounds. Check out some of the healthy recipes recommended by Metairie Wellness Director Alexis Boudreau to get started and get cooking!

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Alon Shaya Lead 2018 Kindness March

New Orleans JCC campers kicked off summer 2018 by spreading kindness at the second annual Kindness March, held June 7 at the Uptown JCC. Famed chef Alon Shaya and his wife Emily, along with the New Creations Brass Band, led the march around the JCC’s historic building on St. Charles Avenue.

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JCC Dedicates New Expansion

It was "A Sweet Celebration in Song" on May 24 as the JCC dedicated its new $9 million dollar expansion.  Featuring a performance by Azi Schwartz, the internationally recognized cantor from the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the event brought the community together to celebrate the new addition to the Uptown JCC and recognized and honored the lead donors who made the expansion possible. 

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