Jewish Holidays

Jewish Holidays


Of all the Jewish observances, Shabbat is the only one prescribed by the Ten Commandments, being one of the earliest and most cherished of Jewish customs. As is the case for all Jewish holidays, it lasts from sundown to sundown. On Friday night the mother blesses the Sabbath candles, and the father says the prayers over the Challah (twisted bread) and sacramental wine.

Jewish Community Center – Uptown: The Center and Goldring Fitness Center closes at 5:00 PM on Fridays. During daylight saving time the Fitness Center stays open on Fridays until 6:45 PM. The Goldring Fitness Center opens at 1:00 PM on Saturdays. Please enter through the Leontine Street entrance.

Goldring – Woldenberg Jewish Community Center – Metairie: The Goldring-Woldenberg JCC – Metairie closes at 5:00 PM on Fridays. During daylight saving time the Center stays open until 6:00 PM. The Fitness Center opens at 1:00 PM on Saturdays.

Tu B'Shvat

Tu B'Shvat is the "New Year of the Trees" or Israeli "Arbor Day," celebrated as a planting festival. It is also to raise our ecological awareness and to remind us of our duty to repair the Earth (Tikkun Olam). Our love of nature stems from the Torah itself, which is referred to as "a Tree of Life." In Israel, children celebrate by planting young saplings;Show All »


Meet the Dogs of November Dog Yoga

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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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