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A Fancy Federation Fête

An elegant evening recognized Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ major donors.

Underwriters and hosts Darryl and Louellen Berger

Photographed by Kenny Martinez

The sixth annual “Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner” fêted major donors at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Annual Campaign; 62 major donors to the Federation were in attendance.

The evening was a black-tie affair, generously underwritten and hosted by Darryl and Louellen Berger and the Windsor Court Hotel. The event featured an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, with wine and liquor provided by Alan and Diane Franco.

Entertainment was provided by David Torkanowsky, who played piano and shared tales of his own Jewish history in New Orleans.

The intimate dinner setting featured ivory linens and centerpieces of roses. Guests enjoyed a three-course meal, topped off with the Windsor Court’s famed crème brûlée.

The 2016 Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Annual Campaign Co-Chairs were Lisa Heller and Dr. Juan Gershanik, who attended with spouses Mark Heller and Ana Gershanik. Also in attendance were Dr. Edward Soll, President of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, with wife Karen Soll; Morton Katz, Immediate Past President, and wife Carole Katz; Alan Franco, Past President, and wife Diane Franco; Morris and Cathy Bart; and Richard and Vivian Cahn.


What: “Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner,” benefiting the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
When: Thursday, January 28
Where: Windsor Court Hotel


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