Professional Networking

JNOLA is the ultimate networking hub for young Jewish professionals in the Greater New Orleans area. Whether you are a soon-to-be college graduate preparing to enter the workforce, looking for a new job opportunity, or just interested in meeting other like-minded young professionals, JNOLA offers you a unique opportunity to come together and network with your peers and leaders in the Jewish community. New Orleans has become a mecca for young professionals looking to build their careers and make a difference in our community. Meet, mingle, and hear from established professionals and community leaders in a variety of industries,  including business, law, healthcare, education, technology, real estate, nonprofit and community work, finance, marketing, media, hospitality, and many more!

If you have any questions or ideas for appropriate events, please email Tana Velen at

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Are you between the ages of 21 and 45? Join JNOLA on Tuesday, January 12 for our third annual professional networking Dine Around. It’s completely free, all you have to do is CLICK HERE and register by December 25!

How does it work? You register and tell us your professional field or area of interest and we’ll place you with a group of your peers at the home of one of our generous community members for dinner. You’ll schmooze and dine with some of the most successful and dynamic Jewish professionals in New Orleans, including doctors, lawyers, marketers, academics, and more.

Space is limited so register today! Questions? Contact Tana Velen at


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Are you a Jewish young professional between the age of 21 and 45 and looking to expand your professional network? Join JNOLA on Thursday, March 19 at the home of Joe Exnicios, the President of Whitney Bank, for our Annual Spring JNETWORK professional networking event!

Enjoy an open bar, heavy hor d’oeuvres, and schmoozing with the best and brightest in the New Orleans Jewish Community.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP required to by Thursday, March 12 and please include your professional field of interest.

This event is generously sponsored by Whitney Bank and Jones Walker LLP.



JNOLA’s First Annual Dine Around-On October 23rd, 120 JNOLA Participants split up into groups of 8-12 people based on a Topic of Interest, and were hosted for dinner by members of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community. It was a wonderful opportunity to be in an intimate setting and meet peers, as well as a great chance to bridge the gap between generations. Afterwards, everybody came to an after-party at Madigan’s to continue the evening!

JNetwork at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center – June 13, 2013

On Thursday, June 13, JNOLA hosted our second JNetwork professional networking event at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, downtown’s new tech-company incubator! Nearly 100 young professionals gathered to network with their peers and hear from five emerging entrepreneurs, technology innovators and experts on New Orleans startup and tech industry.

Check out photos from the event here!  

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1st Annual JNetwork – Thursday, April 4 

JNOLA’s first professional networking event JNetwork was a huge success, with over 150 young professionals and graduate students from different fields of interest and professions coming out to mix, mingle and network! Featured speakers represented various industries including healthcare, law, nonprofit community organizations, education, finance/accounting, and more. Business cards were exchanged, and new professional connections were made!

Check out photos from the event here!

Here is a brief list of some of those who attended. If you would like to connect with those mentioned or other attendees in the future, email for additional contact information.

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JNOLA is the NextGen program of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, and is generously sponsored by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust