Thank you for making the Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues a smashing success!


Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will present Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA. This will be the 9th JCRS Jewish Roots gala. The annual event is now the signature Jewish gathering in New Orleans with patrons in attendance from across the Mid-South.

The 2020 Jewish Roots gala will honor The Beerman Family whose members proudly claim a near 100-year history with the original 19th century Jewish Children’s Home orphanage. Six Beerman siblings were Home residents in the 1920’s, while more recently, family members have served in leadership positions within JCRS, including Marc Beerman as President from 2015-2017.

The event will feature an inspiring evening of music from The Great American Songbook performed by JCRS “success stories” – educational scholarship recipients who are currently pursuing advanced degrees in musical performance. Basil Alter, violin, is at the Manhattan School of Music; Joshua Dolney, trumpet, is at the University of Illinois; Joshua Sadinsky, piano, is at Cal Arts; and Caroline Samuels, double bass, is at Boston University. The evening will also include a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner.  A silent auction focused on boutique shopping, restaurants and once-in-a-lifetime vacations will round out the evening.

Contact Mark Rubin to become a patron or sponsor at or (504) 828-6334

Contact Mark Rubin to become involved with our 2021 Gala
 at or (504) 828-6334.
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Images from the Jewish Roots Annual Galas