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Published Wednesday, March 4, 2020

During Purim, we celebrate Queen Esther and her courageous acts to unite the Jewish people against hatred. The holiday provides a timely reminder that we are stronger when working together. Here are a few ways around the JCC that you can make an impact in the spirit of Esther.

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Published Thursday, February 27, 2020

With a goal of fighting Anti-Semitism “with love and matzah,” 2 for Seder encourages Jewish people to invite two people of another faith to their first Passover Seder, giving guests an authentic Jewish experience from which to learn and build bridges.

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Published Monday, February 17, 2020

Help us celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by contributing to our Kindness Wall with an uplifting picture or message. Plus, download printable kindness-themed coloring sheets!

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Published Thursday, February 13, 2020

The last time LimmudFest assembled in New Orleans in 2018, nearly 400 people participated in the weekend festival of Big Tent Jewish learning, arts, culture and spirituality. 

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Published Monday, February 10, 2020

To celebrate Tu B’shvat, the “birthday” of trees, each nursery school classroom created a tree using loose parts.

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Published Thursday, January 30, 2020

Read about the 2020 Annual Meeting and recipients of the John N. Weinstock Memorial Leadership Award and the Maurice Feingerts Memorial Leadership Award.

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Published Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Get to know Brigid MacArthur-Thompson. Officially, she's Uptown’s Assistant Camp Director and Children's Program Manager. Unofficially, she's our Director of Fun.

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Published Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Watch Assistant Director Rachel Zoller and Director of Youth and Family Engagement Gary Brandt as they walk us through the steps of Dreidel. 

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2021 Commemoration and Celebration Events

The global Jewish community will come together in the coming days to commemorate lives lost during the Holocaust, remember fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism, and celebrate Israel’s independence. 

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What's Changing at the JCC in Phase 3?

Following the city’s transition to a modified Phase 3, the New Orleans JCC will ease restrictions for fitness center users. We see this forward movement as a small step in getting back to normal; however, it is still our top priority to remain safe.

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Staff Spotlight: Michelle Benson Huck

If you’re a member of the JCC, odds are that you’ve encountered the energetic and encouraging presence that is Michele Huck. As an instructor at the JCC for six years, Michele has done a little bit of everything from cycling, senior chair exercise, Barre, HIIT, and what she’s known most for these days –– LOTS of Aqua Fit. 

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Staff Spotlight: Brittany Polaski Faul

Brittany P. Faul has been a Personal Trainer and instructor for many years at the JCC. Newly certified through the extensive 600 Hour Power Pilates program, Brittany now offers even more services to her clients. Learn more about Brittany, her history with the JCC, and her passion for pilates. 

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