MAZEL TOV TO:

Darryl and Louellen Berger for underwriting and hosting the successful seventh annual Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Goldring-Woldenberg Major Donor Dinner.

Rabbi Alexis and Dr. Bob Berk on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Seth Jacob Berk.

Shane Finklestein, owner of Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill, for his restaurant winning third place in the Traditional Margarita category at Top Taco New Orleans.

Rebecca Lederkramer (Religious and Hebrew School teacher since 2013) on her acceptance to the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion Rabbinical School, where she will study to become a Reform rabbi.

Jules B. Puschett, MD, FACP, FASN, FAHA, FASH, FAAAS for receiving the 2017 Gift of Life Legacy of Leadership Award by the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies. Dr. Puschett is a Research Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and a Research Professor of Pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Florence Schornstein for having her life accomplishments profiled in The Advocate, and for being recognized at the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section’s 120th anniversary gala on April 22.

EllenRae and John Shalett on the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Sydney Lynn Shalett. Sydney is the daughter of Jeremy & Jennifer Shalett.

Alon Shaya for Pizza Domenica and Shaya making The Advocate’s “New Orleans Dining Guide, Spring 2017: The Essential 100,” and for being featured in the May 2017 issue of Bon Appetit.

Pamela Steeg for being honored as a Partner in Justice by Avodah.

Harriet Blumenthal and Barbara Greenberg for being recognized by the National Council of Jewish Women for their accomplishments as past presidents of the Greater New Orleans Section Moonlighters Branch.

Temple Sinai members who were recognized by the National Council of Jewish Women for their dedication and leadership as past Greater New Orleans Section presidents:
Joan S. Berenson
Barbara Bresler
Julanne Isaacson
Celia Katz
Susan Kierr
Pamela Lyles
Beth Bloch Rosenthal
Mimi Schlesinger
Brenda Schneider
Florence Schornstein