The “Jewish Roots of Past, Present & Future Gala” honored all Jewish Children’s Regional Service former Presidents and Scholarship Committee Chairs for their leadership and commitment to improving the lives of Jewish children throughout the South.
The “Past, Present & Future” theme carried throughout the night’s festivities by highlighting New Orleans’ culinary institutions past and present. Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts presented the entire menu to more than 350 attendees at the cocktail reception and throughout a three-course dinner from many of its establishments, including Broussard’s, The Bombay Club, Tommy’s Cuisine, Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails and special event venue Marché.
A NOCCA jazz ensemble provided musical entertainment. New Orleans native Amanda Abrams, Chief Program & Innovation Officer at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and JCRS past camp and college aid recipient, shared her personal “success story” journey to JCRS during a brief program.
Today, JCRS provides scholarships, support and services to Jewish youth in the form of college aid, Jewish summer camp grants and assistance to children with special needs.
Sheila Gold served as Gala Chair, along with Vice-Chairs Ellen Balkin, Tracey Dodd, Laura Glazer, Amy Gainsburgh-Haspel and Hallie Timm.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “Jewish Roots of Past, Present & Future Gala,” benefiting Jewish Children’s Regional Service
When: Saturday, April 1
Where: Hyatt Regency