Delegates to the Jewish Community Centers Association biennial convention in Atlanta in May received small bottles of Tabasco sauce. It wasn’t a comment on the caterer, or a memento of Atlanta — it was the announcement of New Orleans as the site for the next biennial.

The biennial brings together hundreds of executive directors, JCC presidents and board members for four days of presentations, focus groups and panels.

The 2012 biennial is tentatively scheduled for May 6 to 9 at the Hilton Riverside. The JCCA joins a growing list of national Jewish organizations hosting their annual or biennial events in New Orleans, the largest of which will be the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly this November.