Jewish Roots Of Fashion
Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will present Jewish Roots of Fashion on March 30, 2019 at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street. This will be the 8th JCRS Jewish Roots gala, which since beginning the series has become the largest upscale Jewish gathering in New Orleans with patrons from across the community and the Mid-South in attendance. Tickets are available at www.jcrs.org or by calling the office at (800) 729-5277.
The 2019 Jewish Roots gala will honor Mrs. Betty Kohn — who will be turning 95 years young just weeks before the event — for her support of JCRS through the establishment of the endowed Betty & Ira Kohn Camp Scholarship Fund. Co-Chairs of the Gala are Loel Samuel and Sue Singer.
What To Expect
The event will feature a style show curated and presented by Dillard’s at Lakeside Mall that highlights Jewish designers and incorporates professional models as well as JCRS “success stories” – former JCRS aid recipients who have become civic and professional leaders. The evening will also include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres created by Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts and its family of restaurants followed by a seated dinner. A silent auction focused on boutique shopping, restaurants and once-in-a-lifetime vacations will round out the evening.
JCRS has served vulnerable Jewish children and families providing college scholarships, grants for Jewish summer camp experiences, special needs assistance, and other vital outreach programs since 1855. Today, JCRS is as vital as ever, as JCRS served or funded over 1,700 Jewish children in 2017 – a new service record – from more than 200 communities across our seven-state Mid-South region, including 54% of Jewish youth, ages 17 and under, in Greater New Orleans. For more information about JCRS, visit www.jcrs.org or call (800) 729-5277.
Established in 1855 as an orphanage in New Orleans, JCRS is currently the oldest existing Jewish children’s social service organization in the US, as well as the only regional Jewish child welfare agency in the country. JCRS provides needs-based scholarships for summer camp experiences, college aid and assistance to children with special needs. Additional outreach programs include the Oscar J. Tolmas Hanukkah Gift Program and the PJ Library program for Jewish children ages 11 and under.