Jewish Roots Jubilee:
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Modern-Day JCRS
Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will (virtually) present Jewish Roots Jubilee Gala on Saturday, April 11, 2021 at 6:00pm (CST). This will be the 10th JCRS Jewish Roots gala. The annual event has been the signature Jewish gathering in New Orleans with patrons in attendance (and on-line this year) from across the Mid-South.
The 2021 Jewish Roots Jubilee will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the modern-day Jewish Children’s Regional Service which was born after the closing of the original Jewish Children’s Home orphanage, that dates back to 1855.
The virtual event will feature New Orleans native, Marlene Trestman, and her soon-to-be-published book from LSU Press, Most Fortunate Unfortunates: New Orleans’s Jewish Orphans’ Home, 1855-1946. Marlene has received numerous public and academic awards and recognitions for her accomplishments as the former Maryland Assistant Attorney General and for her first book, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. Marlene is a graduate of Isidore Newman School and a JCRS “success story,” having received assistance from JCRS after the untimely deaths of both of her parents.
The gala will also feature music performed by the JCRS “Success Story Ensemble” – educational scholarship recipients who are currently pursuing advanced degrees in musical performance. An online auction focused on once-in-a-lifetime vacations and experiences will round out the evening.
Tickets are available by calling the office at (800) 729-5277. The event is open to all.
If you wish to purchase your tickets by mail, please click the link below. Print the form and mail it in.
Images from the Jewish Roots Annual Galas