The New Orleans Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans and Tulane Hillel joined forces on Saturday, October 6, to put on “An Evening of Champions … 3 Teams. 1 Goal” at Club XLIV in Champions Square.

The ultra-modern lounge, just steps away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, featured spins from DJ Lance Sherlock of P2 Entertainment and gourmet tailgating fare catered by Chef Rommel Hernandez.

Fox 8 investigative reporter Lee Zurik led the heated live sports and entertainment auction, which, together with ticket sales, met fundraising goals for the three Jewish agencies.

Hotly contested items included a diamond tennis bracelet donated by the Rothschilds, a sapphire and diamond ring donated by K. Miller Gem & Jewelry Brokerage, an in-home feast prepared by Chef Jacques Leonardi of Jacques-Imo’s, a Blue Dog print signed by Drew Brees, as well as many priceless sports memorabilia items. One lucky raffle winner scored a pair of tickets to the Sugar and Super bowls, both match-ups to be held at the Superdome early next year.

The JCC, JFS and Tulane Hillel collectively reach more than 50,000 New Orleans residents, serving both the Jewish community and the New Orleans community at large, regardless of religion, race or gender.


Event at a Glance
What:  “An Evening of Champions … 3 Teams. 1 Goal,” benefiting New Orleans Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans and Tulane Hillel
When: Saturday, October 6
Where:   Club XLIV at Champions Square