BRJFF School Screening
Jan
15
to Jan 16

BRJFF School Screening

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The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival and The Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge are proud to offer teachers a meaningful field trip opportunity.

Big Sonia : Our film interweaves Sonia’s past and present using first-person narrative with stories from family and friends. Along the way, we learn valuable life lessons – “Soniaisms” – from a woman who can barely see over the steering wheel, yet insists on driving herself to work every day to run her late husband’s tailor shop, John’s Tailoring. Running the shop is Sonia’s entire being – it is her reason for living and the center of her life. Sonia is a “diva” and she’s known for wearing leopard print and high heel shoes – she is the most popular woman I know. Her influence spans generations and cultures, and we see first-hand how she transforms a room of self-involved teenagers into thoughtful citizens.

Contact the Jewish Federation for Registration Information at ellen.sager@jewishbr.org

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NFTY-SO SpringFest
Apr
12
to Apr 14

NFTY-SO SpringFest

Come celebrate the last NFTY event of the year at Camp! We'll end the year just like we started: eating Shabbat fried chicken, swimming in the pool, and seeing our NFTY friends one last time before summer!

Sign up here to be notified when registration opens

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A Taste of Southern Jewish Hospitality with Chef Alon Shaya
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

A Taste of Southern Jewish Hospitality with Chef Alon Shaya

Cocktails & Conversation

featuring a tasting of cookbook recipes with signature cocktail and wine pairing, book signing, reserved seating from conversation and audience Q & A with the Israeli-born, awarding-winning chef/owner Saba New Orleans

5pm-9pm/ tickets are $75

Discussion & Dessert

including a discussion, audience Q & A and a wine-and-cheese cookbook signing with Israeli-born, award-winning chef/owner of Saba New Orleans

7pm-9pm / tickets are $30

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel Cookbook

$35

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Schmooze & Schmear
Aug
7
4:00 PM16:00

Schmooze & Schmear

Join us at New York Bagel Company on Lee Drive for good food and great friends while "giving back" to the community.  Dine In or Take Out - 20% of all sales will benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.  You don't want to miss it!  

 

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Shabbat Service Honoring Dottie Smith
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Shabbat Service Honoring Dottie Smith

Beth Shalom Synagogue will be holding a special Shabbat service and dinner to honor Dottie on Friday, August 3rd at 6pm. Current and former Rayner families and staff members are invited to attend. 

Dottie has dedicated her professional life to the Rayner Center, where she has served – first as a teacher and then as Director – since 1989. Please join us in honoring her many years of service and contributions to our community. We invite you to participate in celebrating Dottie.

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Chabad of Baton Rouge Presents: Rescue in Belgium
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Chabad of Baton Rouge Presents: Rescue in Belgium

Rescue in Belgium

Historian Jan Maes from Belgium, who will discuss the roles of bystanders, victims, and perpetrators involved in an informal network of Protestants who tried to rescue Jews in Belgium between August 1942 and September 1944. 

Their stories explore the complexities of how the Holocaust unfolded in this area

Sponsor: $180/ Admission $20

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Hadassah Celebrates Israel at 70
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Hadassah Celebrates Israel at 70

Celebrate Israel at 70

Hadassah Baton Rouge is sponsoring a program on Sunday, June 10th at Congregation B'nai Israel

Enjoy food, folk dancing and learning about Israel.  Suggested contribution: $18/person.  Everyone is WELCOME; Young and Old Alike.

RSVP: hadassahbr.mym@gmail.com

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BaRFTY Spaghetti Dinner & Auction for Abraham
Mar
10
6:30 PM18:30

BaRFTY Spaghetti Dinner & Auction for Abraham

Pasta with a Purpose: BaRFTY Spaghetti Dinner & Auction for Abraham/  Fundraiser for Dream Street

Menu: Spaghetti, Italian salad, bread & a drink / dessert available for purchase When & Where: Saturday, March 10th 7pm - 8:30pm Beth Shalom Synagogue/ "to go" order pick up starts at 6:30pm Cost: $8 eat in or take out

RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED

For Reservations: email rachael5314@gmail.com /Make Checks Payable to: BaRFTY and mail to Ellen Sager/ 3341 Shadow Hill Drive/ Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Congregation B’nai Men’s Club Shopping Spree

Congregation B'nai Israel will again be partnering with the Big Buddy Program of Baton Rouge to help bring the holidays to children who are in need.

Volunteers will help the young children choose good gifts for their family members, and help them wrap the presents when they are done.  The Shopping Spree will be held 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Macy's in the Mall of Louisiana.  

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Dec
1
to Dec 2

Beth Shalom Synagogue presents Scholar in Residence - Rabbi Daniel Schiff

Rabbi Daniel Schiff will give three presentations:

http://bethshalomsynagogue.org/

Friday, December 1, 2017

6:30 pm 

"Peace in Israel: The Conflict Through a Jewish Lens”

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

9 am 

“Reform, Conservative and Beyond: The Future of Jewish Denominations”

12 pm 

Kiddush Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Schiff

“What’s So Jewish About Jewish Ethics?"

 

 

 

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