New Orleans and the Jews
In what is going to be a culmination of a 6-month process, Jewlicious is about to embark upon an official presence the General Assembly of Jewish Federations in New Orleans, starting Monday. We were contacted about 6 months ago by a couple of Federation guys who thought it might be a good idea to inject a festive atmosphere into the General Assembly.
Now, for those of you who don’t know, the GA is THE gathering of Jewish community professionals in North America. Most of the attendants work for or are associated with local Federations. These Federations act mostly as the fund raising arm of the Jewish community, gathering donations and then dispersing them to local, international and Israeli charities. It’s a big deal and even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be there. I know, sounds like a big party, right? Uhm… yeah. It’s actually very serious business where a national policy is set and Federation people network with each other, learn from each other and try to better meet the many challenges faced by the community.
And then there’s us… We’ve organized a series of events and spaces, located within the main exhibit hall. You can see all that’s going on at GA at the New Orleans GA Web site. In the coming days we’ll write and blog about it and you can look from cross posts from other participating bloggers. You’ll also get to meet the Jewlicious contingent made up of artists, speakers, educators, one Torah yogi, bloggers, social network people and uhm, me. Stay tuned and Shabbat Shalom.