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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sukkah Raising - Kick-Off A Success

The kick-off of Broadmoor Harvest Festival went smoothly with over 25 friends and neighbors coming out to help decorate, build and machete chop the Sukkah into creation. A dedicated squad of painters and builders have helped bring the lumber to life and we are excited to share the fun with the rest of New Orleans.

"I fully support this sukkah." - Andrew Holbein

Remember to come out for the Shalom Y'All documentary Showing this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Please bring fruit and other decorations to hang up in the Sukkah. It needs your touch.

For a full album of the event pictures click here. Below are some highlights:

Master Builder and His Apprentices

Night Sukkah Building

Banners and Decorations Committee (sans Committee Chair)

Lil' Rae Ann - An Artistic Genius

A "No-Look" Masterpiece

Jeff Good Build Sukkah, Jeff Good Like Saints

Ari Shows Off Her Boots and Machete Ensemble

Friday, October 10, 2008

Opportunity for Moishe House Participants

SkillSummits - Los Angeles and New York City

This 3-part Summit series will strengthen your Jewish leadership effectiveness in three, day-long intensive skill-building Summits with renowned experts and practitioners. Each Summit will offer choices for growth in fundraising, community organizing and/or and volunteer-professional relations. Participants will apply new learning and skills to real-life Jewish volunteer and professional settings.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 15th. Space is limited.

For details and registration - http://tinyurl.com/skillsummits or www.jewishleaders.net

PLP/Hartman Global Beit Midrash - Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Study with Jewish world scholars and thinkers in a state-of-the-art education series. The 8-part seminar series will tackle some of the most pressing issues in contemporary Jewish society: inclusion, exclusion and membership in our communities. Talent will have the opportunity to help shape this program, (currently geared to seasoned leaders), for Gen-Y leaders across the country. Talent will also build strong networks as they study and apply new learning in real-life Jewish volunteer and professional settings.

Deadline to register is Monday, October 13th. Space is limited.

For details and registration - http://tinyurl.com/plphartman or www.jewishleaders.net

Monday, October 6, 2008


Panorama Jazz Band to play FREE show at Broadmoor Harvest Festival event on October 19th !

Broadmoor Harvest Festival, Presented by Moishe NOLA

The Broadmoor Harvest Festival, October 12- 19, will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with a week of events meant to inspire community engagement and collective celebration of life in New Orleans.

Check back to the Event Calendar regularly for postings on new event details.

If interested in participating in, or contributing to, any of the festival events please contact the members of the Moishe House:

Gill Benedek: gill.benedek@gmail.com - (339)223-3679
Jon Graboyes: jonathan.graboyes@gmail.com - (504)259-7753
Ophira Vishkin

General Questions: moishenola@gmail.com


Sunday, October 12th - Sukkah Build & Arts Collaborative
Location: Rosa Keller Library Grounds
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Build and decorate the Sukkah that will grace the Rosa Keller Library lawn during this weeklong festival. Additionally, several local artists will be on hand and contributing to the creative design of the structure.

Art created at the event will be donated to the rebuilt Rosa Keller Library.


Wednesday, October 15th - Documentary, Shalom Y'all
Location: Rosa Keller Library Grounds
Rain Location: Vail Hall, Annunciation Church
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Brian Bain will be showing Shalom Y'all, a documentary about the Jewish experience in the American South, followed by discussion with the filmmaker.

Friday, October 17th - Sukkah Shabbat Potluck (vegetarian)
Location: Rosa Keller Library Grounds
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm

Moishe House will host Shabbat dinner in the Sukkah. Please bring a dish or beverage to share. We ask that all dishes be vegetarian- no meat, chicken, or fish.

Sunday, October 19th - Service Project,
Broadmoor Home-Rebuild

Location: Departing from Annunciation Church
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Our friends at the Free Church of the Annunciation will be providing volunteers with a free hot breakfast at 9:00am, and we will start work on the home promptly at 9:30am. All materials, tools, gloves, and eye protection will be provided. Work will wrap up in the early afternoon and lead into a community BBQ with Live Local Music.


Sunday, October 19th - Neighborhood BBQ / Live Local Music
Location: Rosa Keller Library Grounds
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Neighborhood BBQ festivities will include food, music, arts, and remarks by local leaders of the Jewish and Broadmoor communities.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Moishe Nola, Out and About

Moishe Nola, New Orleans' own branch of this international organization and outlet for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, is still new to town. Our friends and their friends have been coming out, and we've steadily had turnouts of 20+ people at our monthly potluck Shabbat dinners, but it looks like Sukkot is going to be our breakout event.

We've been reaching out to all of you in the Jewish community and in the community at large, and it's been such a pleasure to get feedback and find out that so many of you have heard about us already, through an email, a friend, Jewish News, the Community Calendar (we're on it!), or Facebook.

On Rosh Hashana, Jon went to Touro's lunch for Twenty and Thirty-somethings. Friday night, I probably met many of the same people at the Uptown Chabad's Shabbat dinner for graduate students, including the founders of Tulane's Jewish Law Student Association. We're recruiting Jewish leaders for our event Sunday, October 19th, so it was especially great to have a chance to meet so many of the influential people in this community. Tonight, Gill, Jon and I met more of these fascinating people at the Jewish Federation's Newcomers event.

Please see the posting below with event times and details. Everything will be taking place in the lawn (behind) the Rosa Keller Library:

4300 S. Broad Street (Broad and Napoleon)
New Orleans, LA, 70125

And please let us know by email (moishenola[AT]gmail) if you'd like to be involved with the Broadmoor Service Project October 19th. There's limited space, so let us know soon, and send us your name and contact information.

We have a new listserv, at http://groups.google.com/group/moishenola. If you'd like to join, you can add yourself or email us at moishenola[AT]gmail and we'll add you.

Shana Tova, and have a beautiful week--