Holiday & Community Events

Throughout the year, the JCC holds holiday celebrations and commemorative events that are open to the entire community.

ADLOYADAH PURIM CARNIVAL
The JCC celebrates Purim with a carnival called Adloyadah. Adloyadah celebrates Jewish survival and is similar to celebrations held in Israel. Open to the entire community, the JCC is transformed into a carnival complete with rides, music, Israeli food, hamantashen (special Purim treats), and New Orleans snowballs. Wear a costume, eat some delicious food, enjoy the music and have a blast!

YOM HA'SHOAH
Local educators and Holocaust survivors to come together to create a program and memorial service designed to educate the public about the horror of the Nazi regime and to teach the importance of tolerance. Holocaust survivors take a leading role in planning the Yom Ha'shoah Memorial Program and providing living testimony about their own experiences in an effort to ensure that such crimes are never repeated.

YOM HA'ATZMAUT
Celebrate Israel’s Birthday with music, folk dancing, and Israeli food. This JCC event, in cooperation with local synagogues and Jewish organizations, keeps growing and changing — just like Israel itself. In past years, activities have ranged from an Israeli version of Jeopardy to a symbolic tour of Israel that included Bedouin tents and a climbing wall topped by the mountain citadel of Massada. Yom Ha’Atzmaut gives the JCC the opportunity to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day with the entire community and educate the public on the Jewish Homeland.

CHANUKAH CELEBRATION
Our annual Chanukah Celebration always features a fun, family-friendly concert by a popular Jewish artist or musical group. Past events have featured musicians as varied as David Broza and Craig Taubman to a cappella groups SIX13 and the Maccabeats.  All ages enjoy the festive celebration and delicious Chanukah treats.

Sunday, December 9 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM featuring Bluegrass Music of Nefesh Mountain  Learn More

 

 

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Dance for Parkinsonís Celebrates One Year

October marks the one year anniversary for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust Dance for Parkinson’s Program at the New Orleans JCC. This award-winning program takes place every Wednesday with instruction from the New Orleans Ballet Association.

 

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No Sukkah? No Problem!

 

With temperatures in the 90s, it is easy to forget that fall is here. Fortunately, we have the holiday of Sukkot to remind us that the harvest season has begun. There is no denying that sukkahs are awesome, but it can be challenging to find the space and time to build one. Here are some alternative ways to celebrate this holiday

 

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New Recipes for the New Year

Rosh Hashanah - “head of the year”- commemorates the creation of the world. Traditionally, apples and honey are eaten to represent our hope for a sweet year of health and peace. Dipping apples in honey is delicious, and here are few creative recipe suggestions to help kick this duo up a notch.

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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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