Thank you for making the Jewish Roots of Cabaret a great success! 

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Jewish Roots of Cabaret honoring Ned Goldberg

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is proud to announce that Ned Goldberg, JCRS Executive Director, will be honored on his 30th Anniversary of leadership of the agency on February 24, 2018, at its Annual Gala, Jewish Roots: An Evening of Cabaret, at the New Orleans Marriott located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans 70130.
The event will start with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:30pm followed by a seated dinner.

Ned Goldberg

This will be the 7th JCRS Jewish Roots event and since beginning this series, the annual gala has become one of the largest upscale Jewish gatherings in New Orleans with nearly 500 people from across the community and across the Mid-South in attendance. 

Co-Chairs for the Gala event are Melinda Mintz and Michael Goldman along with Honorary Co-Chairs Joan & Gerald Berenson and Shirley & Ralph Seelig.

Honorary Chairs Shirley & Ralph Seelig

Honorary Chairs Joan & Gerald Berenson

The gala celebration will feature Leslie Castay, a multi-talented actress and singer, equally at home on the Broadway stage, screen, or nightclub stage. She has appeared on Broadway in 42nd Street, 3Penny Opera, Guys and Dolls and Beauty and the Beast. She was a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and has starred in numerous National Tours, Off-Broadway and regional productions. The evening will also have a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and silent auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities.

Leslie Castay


If you would like to be part of next year’s gala,

contact Mark Rubin at

(504) 828-6334 or

Read about the gala here, in the Crescent City Jewish News!

Images from past Jewish Roots Annual Galas