Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty



The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is sponsored by New Orleans Jewish Community Center
Co-Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
In Cooperation with Anshe Sfard Congregation, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Gates of Prayer, Northshore Jewish Congregation, Chir Chadash Conservative Congregation, Temple Sinai, Touro Synagogue, Community Day School.


Rabbi Gabe Greenberg, of Congregation Beth Israel, was ordained at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York and is an alum of the Adamah Fellowship in CT, directed the Kayam Farm Kollel in Baltimore and served as Rabbi and Senior Jewish Educator of the Hillel of UC Berkeley.  He has been teaching Melton for several years and looks forward to continuing his passion for Adult Education.
Rabbi Deborah Silver, who grew up in north London, is the new Rabbi at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation.  She is an award winning Melton teacher and received ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles.  She has also served as an Assistant Law School Professor in London before moving to the U.S. for Rabbinical School.


For more information contact: 

Jewish Family Life Director, Judy Yaillen at 897.0143 or


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. 



New Recipes for the New Year

As Rosh Hashanah approaches, all we can think about are apples and honey!

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!


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!


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