Mitzvot in Medicine

The “Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala” was hosted to support ongoing Oncology, Rehabilitation, Cancer, Women’s Services and Family Birthing Center initiatives, expand services and facilities for patients and provide the highest quality healthcare.

Dr. Jay Shames was honored as the Judah Touro Society Award recipient for his outstanding contribution to the welfare of the Touro Infirmary. Dr. Shames was one of the founders of Internal Medicine Specialists and was in the active practice of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases in Uptown New Orleans until January 2008. In addition to his many years of active involvement at Touro, he remains on the Foundation Board today. The 2014 Award Winner, Harris Hyman III, introduced the 2015 Judah Touro Society recipient.

Courtyard Kings provided entertainment for the main event, and Mobile Memories catered the photo booth. Marriott chef Thorsten Leighty provided catering, and Republic National Distributing Company provided an open bar.

Approximately 410 guests attended the “Touro Infirmary Gala.” Following the gala, the L’dor V’dor post-gala party in the Mardi Gras World Mansion Room hosted 200 guests and entertainment by Flow Tribe.


What: “Touro Infirmary Gala,” benefiting Touro Infirmary Foundation
When: Saturday, November 14
Where: Mardi Gras World


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