Glass presentation pieces with inscribed dedication plaques decorated the entryway of the Audubon Tea Room for “Rhythm & Soul 2015.” The event drew over 200 attendees and raised over $50,000 for Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, and underwrites programs and services for the agency that are available to the entire community.

The honorees were Marjorie Bissinger and Nancy Bissinger Timm. Rachel Timm Bowron, daughter of Nancy Timm and granddaughter of Marjorie Bissinger, spoke on behalf of the grandchildren and family with personal tributes to the two honorees. Deena Gerber, former Executive Director, then presented Bissinger and Timm with their awards. Brook Bissinger, Ashley Merlin and Julie Weiner served as Event Chairs.

Preceding dinner, the Patron Party included a special cocktail – the Bissinger-Timm’s Cup – named for the two honorees. The Mike Rihner Trio performed musical entertainment for the main program.


What: “Rhythm & Soul,” benefiting Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans
When: Sunday, May 31
Where: Audubon Tea Room