Supporters of the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section hosted their annual gala at the newly renovated NOPSI Hotel on Saturday, March 10. The energy within the walls of the NOPSI Hotel was truly electrified with the supporters of NCJW. The Power of the National Council of Women and the mandate for social justice and individual rights for women and children was a positive current that charged through the evening.
Event Chairs included Patty Barnett and June Leopold.
The Patron Party was held in The Patio, an intimate outdoor courtyard with live piano, Chaired by Ina Weber Davis and Joyce Pulitzer. Guests were given flashing diamond rings in line with the evening’s theme.
Later, guests assembled in the main ballroom where Rabbi Gabe Greenberg of Beth Israel gave the Invocation before the three-course meal. Master of Ceremonies David Bernard, Chief Meteorologist for WVUE Fox 8, entertained and guided guests throughout. After dinner, Kenneth Hoffman, Executive Director of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience spoke. The museum is set to open in fall 2019 and will highlight the Jewish history of the South, including many NCJW stories.
Throughout the evening, Colin Davis and Night People played New Orleans soul and funk music encouraging many guests to dance. The auction, Chaired by Sarah Covert, included an array of restaurants, jewelry and performing arts tickets to the symphony and theatre.
The gala supported and created awareness for the programs of NCJW such as ACE (Alzheimer’s enrichment), Court Watch, Fox 8 Defenders, Girls on the Run and New Orleans Family Justice, amongst others.
Event at a Glance
What: An Electrifying Event: The Power of NCJW benefiting National Council of Jewish Women New Orleans
When: Saturday, March 10
Where: NOPSI Hotel