Monthly Bulletin

October, 2020

Shanah Tovah and welcome to the first bulletin of 5781! We hope you had the opportunity to join with one of our amazing communities for the holidays. See below for some great opportunities to get involved with the North Louisiana Jewish community this month.

Upcoming Events

Join us for the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly this year on October 25th - 27th. For the first year ever, the General Assembly will be virtual.

Each year, we come together from across religious streams and political viewpoints, from across the continent and every part of the Jewish world. We come to experience the power of our united Jewish community and explore new solutions to the ever-evolving challenges of our people and our world. We hope to see you there!

Times, Links, and More Information

Mark Your Calendars

We are a proud sponsor of Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers Story.

After some pandemic related setbacks, we are thrilled to announce that the world premiere will be screened online on November 12th! Tickets are on sale through now through eventive.

For more information about the film, to watch the official trailer, and to get your tickets today, check out UnexpectedModernism.com

Get excited for our Annual Hanukah Party hosted by Agudath Achim. This year's celebration and community candle lighting will take place on Sunday, December 13th, the fourth night of Ḥanukah.

In light of public health concerns, the program will be outdoors and require registration in advance to ensure we have enough room to accommodate any necessary safety guidelines. Be on the lookout to for more details to follow!

Stay Tuned for More Info

Love movies? Have fond memories of the North Louisiana Jewish Film Festival? Well... great news! We're bringing it back! We are exploring both virtual and in-person options for our film screenings to bring you the best Jewish films around.

Want to get involved or help sponsor the festival? Reach out to our Program Director Rabbi Feivel: [email protected] to this email to learn how you can be a part of this incredible event!

"This is Hunger" is a powerful, immersive digital video experience that explores who struggles with hunger in America and why. This program has been created by Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

We are proud to be partnering with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to bring this incredible and eye-opening experience to our community. Date: TBD

Support Jewish Louisiana

Hurricane Laura recently wrecked havoc on Louisiana Jewish communities, badly damaging synagogues in Lake Charles and Alexandria and destroying the homes and businesses of many Jewish residents. Join Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, North Louisiana Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge and the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana in raising funds for short and long-term needs.

Donate to the Jewish Louisiana Hurricane Laura Relief Fund

Jewish Holidays This Month

  • Fri, October 2nd
  • Erev Sukkot
    (14th Tishrei)
  • Sat, October 3rd -
    Fri, October 9th
  • Sukkot
    (15th - 21st Tishrei)
  • Sat, October 10th
  • Sh'mini Atzeret
    (22nd Tishrei)
  • Sun, October 11th
  • Simḥat Torah
    (23rd Tishrei)
See the Full Jewish Calendar on Our Website
We're Here For You

Times are particularly tough for many of us right now and Federation is here to help. Whether you or someone you know have been affected by the Hurricane, the Pandemic, or something else, we are here to offer assistance. Please reach out to our Executive Director, Bethany Sorkey by calling the office to see how we can be of support: (318) 868-1200