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

Bible, Brunch, and Booze with Temple Sinai
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Join JNOLA and Temple Sinai for a morning of “Bible, Brunch, and Booze” on Saturday, January 27. Meet us at the lovely home of Tracey & Michael Dodd for a laid back gathering to discuss this week’s Torah portion, Beshalach, that centers around the Exodus. Through the lens of why it’s relevant today, we’ll have an informal talk lead by Rabbi Matthew Reimer on how this book is about what it is to be a stranger in a familiar land.

Whether you’re a Sinai member, have never been there, are affiliated with a different synagogue, or are unaffiliated, this free brunch is open to the entire JNOLA community! Food and drinks will be provided. All you have to do is RSVP as space is limited.

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Questions? Contact Tana Velen at

LGBTQ Krewe du Vieux Viewing Party
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans has made a commitment to reach out to Louisiana’s Jewish LGBTQ individuals to provide socialization, advocacy, support/social services resources, and educational programming in conjunction with ongoing efforts in the community. We will be building a relationship with our local synagogues, agencies, and other LGBTQ organizations to support, partner-with, and promote LGBTQ-related programming and events.

Join us for our launch event on January 27 for a Krewe du Vieux viewing party right near the parade route at the home of one of our community members. We will have tasty snacks and drinks!

To RSVP and be kept updated on this initiative and other LGBTQ programming in the Jewish community, contact Marc Behar ( or Tana Velen (

This event if for community  members of all ages.

JNOLA Dine Around
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Are you between the ages of 21 and 45? Join JNOLA on Thursday, February 1 for our annual professional networking Dine Around. It’s completely free, all you have to do is register by Friday, January 26!

How does it work? You register and select 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.

This year we’ve increased the number of houses and professional fields! If you’re interested in the culinary arts, music, and tech, we’ve got a space for you along with the rest of the diverse industries our Dine Around hosts have excelled in.

After you’ve dined with your host, everyone is invited to meet at Cure for an after party! Your first drink is on us as you connect with the other young professionals who attended the Dine Around.

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