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The New Orleans Section of The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) held its Spring Gala, “An Evening on Lake Pontchartrain,” at La Maison du Lac. The gala was the first party to be held in the newly renovated venue overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. Décor sparkled and glittered with crystal, candles, white marble and flowers.
Nearly 100 attendees danced to the live music of Eddie Veatch and The Inner Circle, who performed everything from “Blue Room” to “Bayou Blues.” Event Co-Chairs were NCJW Board Members Rollie Rabin and Ina Davis. Committee Members were President Susan Kierr, Vice President of Development Barbara Greenberg, Vice President of Public Relations Barbara Kaplinsky, Board Member Dana Shepard, Kathy Shepard, Loel Samuel and Board Member Eileen Wallen.
It was a night of mingling, dancing and enjoying great food from chef Jason Rizzoto, owner of Aroma Catering. The food consisted of everything from mini beef Wellington, smoked salmon rose canapes and praline pecan baked brie. Dinner was a Brazilian-style buffet with filet mignon, seared ahi tuna and smoked turkey breast accompanied by grilled veggies, potatoes and a spring salad.
Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “An Evening on Lake Pontchartrain,” benefiting National Council of Jewish Women When: Saturday, April 16 Where: Maison du Lac