Created in 2013, the Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series features local experts in the fields of history, architecture, religion, politics, food, music, theater, and so much more. This monthly lecture series is generously funded by Morris Bart.

Typically held on the second Monday of the month at the Uptown JCC from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM, each one-hour lecture is preceded by a catered, kosher lunch.

Free for members | $10 fee apply for non-members
Advanced registration required.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Rachel Ruth at 504.897.0143.

2018 Dates

April 9
Ed Branley from Krauss Department Store on History of Jewish Retailers on Canal Street

May 14
Arnie Fielkow from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

June 11
Cassie Pruyn on Bayou St. John Through the Centuries

July 9
Alan Gauthreaux and Dr. Daryl Hippensteel from Delgado Community College on Bloodstained Louisiana: Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934

August 13
Chris Fetweis from Tulane University on American Foreign Policy

October 8
Marlene Trestman on Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Lawyer and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin  and her book-in-progress, Most Fortunate Unfortunates: The History of New Orleans’s Jewish Orphans' Home, 1856-1946

For a detailed description go to Adult/Active Adult/Monthly Programs and Special Events/Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series.

November 12
Pamela Arceneaux from Historic New Orleans Collection on Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

December 10
Rebecca Snedeker from Tulane University on The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South 


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.



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



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.


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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