Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) held its annual spring fundraiser “Puttin’ on the Glitz With a Gem of a Party!” on Sunday, March 15 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s Napoleon Room. The event kicked off with a Patron Party chaired by Joyce Pulitzer and Mimi Schlesinger, and entertainment by John Rankin.

The main event included a dinner, which finished off with a chocolate moelleux cake topped with sugar diamonds. The jewel theme was further carried out in tones of emerald, ruby and sapphire-colored feathered arrangements illuminated with LED lights to add sparkle to the dinner tables. A silent auction included items such as a Doncaster handbag and restaurant gift certificates. The Big Easy Buddies, a seven-piece band and male quartet, performed popular hits from the 1950s and ’60s.

The event paid tribute to Honorary Section Vice Presidents Joan S. Berenson, Celia Katz, Flo Schornstein and Sara Stone.  These past presidents of the NCJW New Orleans section have been recognized as permanent honorary Vice Presidents because of their continued involvement and commitment to the New Orleans section for more than fifty years.

Orchestrating the event were Co-Chairs Betty Kohn and Loel Weil Samuel; President June Leopold and Development Vice President Barbara Greenberg; and Committee Members Shellye Farber, Amanda Herman, Sherril Herman, Barbara Kaplinsky, Tricia Kirschman, Fran Koch, Millie Kohn, Amy Malish, Gale Pick, Joyce Pulitzer, Rollie Rabin, Beth Rosenthal, Mimi Schlesinger, Dana Shepard, Kathy Shepard and Sue Singer.  

NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. 


What: “Puttin’ on the Glitz With a Gem of a Party!,” benefiting the National Council of Jewish Women
When: Sunday, March 15
Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside


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