The ladies of the New Orleans chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women took the opportunity to present the Hannah G. Solomon Award to community activist Marjorie and Tulane University president Dr. Scott Cowen at a luncheon ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Riverside on this past February 3.

More than 150 guests witnessed the award presented to the Cowens by event chair Shellye Farber for their dedication to the community, civic engagement and willingness to act as catalysts for change.

Since 1966, the award has been given to individuals who embody the qualities that Solomon, founder of the National Council of Jewish Women, prized so highly. Among the guests were past Hannah G. Solomon Award winners, including Myra Soboloff, Joan Berenson and Flo Schornstein.

The National Council of Jewish Women, founded in 1893, is the oldest women’s volunteer organization in the country. New Orleans’ chapter began in 1897 and has contributed to many programs and organizations since its inception. More recent projects include co-operation with Fox 8 for Fox 8 Defenders, the New Orleans Family Justice Center and programs promoting children’s literacy in conjunction with the New Orleans Public Library.


What:  “Hannah G. Solomon Award Luncheon,” benefiting the New Orleans chapter of the National Council of Jewish women
When: Monday, February 3
Where: Hilton Riverside, Grand Ballroom