Jewish Young Adult Groups in New Orleans Set to Merge

Four different groups for Jewish young adults in New Orleans are merging, creating a new unified organization for those ages 21 to 45.

JNOLA will be the “hub for Next Gen Jewish life in New Orleans,” and will debut on Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m., in the second floor Stadium Club at Manning’s, 519 Fulton Street. There will be complimentary wine, beer, specialty cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

The new organization is a merger of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Young Adult Division, Jewish Newcomers Program, J-Grad Student Retention Program, and the Jewish Community Center’s Young Jews of the Crescent City.

The new group will develop Jewish leaders and provide opportunities for professional networking, tikkun olam projects, enrichment and social engagement.

Gift cards and monetary donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy will be collected at the event. There is free event parking at 501 Convention Center Boulevard — bring the ticket for validation — or valet parking at the corner of Lafayette and Fulton. Reserve by January 7 to rsvp (at) jnola (dot) com.

More information here.