A New Chapter In Chabad of Louisiana History

Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 2:24 pm

A new chapter in the history of Chabad of Louisiana and the New Orleans Jewish community was started this morning, as renovations on the original Chabad House, located at 7037 Freret St, are now officially underway. I have uploaded a few photos of the demolition which can be viewed here . I intend to document the progress and keep you up to date with these occasional photo uploads.

Chabad House opened its doors on Purim in February of 1976 as a Jewish Student Center for Tulane University. Since then the organization has expanded considerably, serving not only the Tulane population out of the Rohr Chabad Student Center, but also the New Orleans and Metairie Jewish communities with Chabad centers in each location.

We were very proud that the Rohr Chabad Student Center (located next door to the original Chabad House) was the first Jewish institution that was built after Hurricane Katrina, as phase I of the Chabad Uptown construction project. As we enter the final phase of the project, we are looking for additional supporters from within the ranks of the Jewish community, who appreciate the important role that Chabad plays in New Orleans and the entire Gulf-South region.

I want to remind you about the upcoming Kabbala Seminar this Monday night with Laibl Wolf entitled, Think Right, Feel Right, Do it Right - Five Powerful Tools to Develop a New Mindset. It promises to be a wonderful event. To pre-register and receive the advance payment discount  click here

As Lag B'Omer comes around on May 2, the annual Lag B'omer Fest will be held at 12:30 at the Goldring-Woldenberg Community Campus in Metairie. Please see for details and registration. 

The Jewish Community will be commemorating the 5th anniversary of Katrina and celebrating where we are 5 years later, with a Havdala celebration at the Uptown JCC on Saturday, August 28 @ 9 pm. 

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