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

"Shelter" is a film about an Israeli Mossad agent who is sent to Germany to protect a Lebanese informant as she recovers from plastic surgery to assume a new identity. The two weeks they spend together in a quiet apartment becomes a game of deception as their fate takes a surprising turn in this neo-noir film.

Wednesday, November 7
7:00 - 9:00 P

"Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel" is a stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth. The movie charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing, for the first time, in the World Baseball Classic in 2017. Jeremy Bleich, a hometown star who is one of the players featured in the film, will be here to introduce the movie and answer questions at the end.

Tuesday, November 13

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Community Chanukah Celebration
Come and celebrate the last night of Chanukah at the JCC! We'll light the menorah, nosh on latkes & more and enjoy the wonderful Bluegrass music of Nefesh Mountain. Learn More

Sunday, December 9, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 PM

"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: "Pies 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

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


Meet the Dogs of November Dog Yoga

Our second Dog Yoga event featured four furry friends: Bella, Charlie, Dillon, and Rock-Ski. Read a little more about the adoptable pups from Zeus' Rescues.


CHOOSE KIND - World Kindness Day at the JCC

World Kindness Day is a day to promote being kind, to share random acts of kindness, and to educate those around us about the positive effects of kindness on our whole world. Learn some fun ways to spread kindness from Children's Program Manager Brigid MacArthur-Thompson.


Take Your Workout to the Water

Now at the JCC, we offer pool workout classes every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We added more times for current favorites like Aqua Fit and even expanded our offerings to include new aquatics classes.


Thanksgiving-Week Workouts

Your JCC fitness team is here to help you earn and burn that extra helping of your favorite aunt’s sweet potato casserole. Join us at either location for our annual Turkey Earner and Turkey Burner workouts.


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