JCC Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Greater New Orleans Jewish community, their friends, and families. Our JCC thrives largely due to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. We greatly appreciate the commitment and leadership of our 2015 Board of Directors.

Executive Board

Peter E. Sperling President
Lee Sucherman Executive Vice-President
Aimee K. Bain Vice President
Jonathan P. Friedman Treasurer
R. Justin (Bobby) Garon Secretary
Richard I. Buchsbaum Ex-Officio


Scott Barron
Cathy Kanter Bart
Marilyn Bernstein
Barri M. Bronston
Gabe Feldman
Mara Baumgarten Force
Rebecca H. Friedman
Laura L. Fuhrman
David Israel
Walker Jones
Nathan Kanter


Walker Jones
Nathan Kanter

Sara Kottle
Emily Kupperman
Joshua Lichtman
Benjamin Lowenburg
Clifford Mintz
Andrew Katz
Judith K. Kiefer
Jedd Malish

Brad Rosenblat
Debbie Schlackman
Cheryl Slane
Jeremy Soso
Joanna Sternberg
Jason A. White
Ginny Wise 

 Honorary Board

Phyllis Z. Alltmont
Joseph Bernstein
Allan Bissinger
Perry S. Brown
Cathy S. Glaser
Lisa G. Herman

Brian D. Katz
Morton H. Katz
Robert A. Kutcher
Bernard Marcus
Weezie Rosenblum Margolis
Naomi S. Orlansky
Jeffrey A. Schwartz
Kathryn F. Shepard
Jane Steiner
Toni L. Weiss
Thomas M. Wolf



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!


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!


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.


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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