Dear Friends,

Due to the overwhelming response we have received in honor of Susan and Howard Green and in celebration of JCDS and Green Preschool, our event is SOLD-OUT. We are so sorry to those who had hoped to attend but had not yet purchased tickets.

Any donation made in honor of the Greens, Green Preschool, or the JCDS Annual Campaign WILL be included on our event sponsor boards. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support!

In the time since Susan and Howard Green have become active supporters of Jewish Community Day School, we have been humbled time and again by the graciousness of their support, counsel, and advocacy. In 2019, the Greens made a significant gift to establish a leading-edge, research-based preschool rooted in Jewish values here at JCDS, and, in appreciation, Susan and Howard Green Preschool has been named in their honor. We’re celebrating the spirit and legacy of this wonderful couple with this year’s Gala theme, a “Green Carpet Event.”


Susan and Howard Green Preschool @JCDS honors two individuals who truly, as our sages teach, wear the crowns of a good name. From its earliest days, Judaism has placed great importance on the value of names. Names provide us with the opportunity to bring honor to those whose names we bear and ensure that those for whom we are named live on. Jewish Community Day School is privileged to honor the names of two such exemplary individuals as Susan and Howard Green.  


In honor of such a glamorous “It” couple as Susan and Howard, a Hollywood-goes-green theme will take over our annual fundraising event. Cast aside the “black tie” and floor-length gowns and instead find a snazzy green cocktail dress or a green tie to go with your best suit. Paparazzi will be snapping away as we walk the Green Carpet into this year’s glitzy gala here on the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus.


Things might get a bit garrulous as we gab about the glorious gains of the Green Preschool over great big glasses of Hollywood Highball, the signature cocktail of the evening. We’ll enjoy a performance from our “Best Song” winners, a capella group NJBeats, Tulane students who spend any time they’re not singing or cheering on the Green Wave. “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role” will go to Dvash Catering, who is preparing its finest fare for the fete. Let’s not forget our hardworking Gala Committee, who are a lock for the oft-overlooked but coveted “Best Production Design” award.



With Special Thanks to our Event Chairs

Rochelle Adler Effron & Mark Effron | Lis & Hugo Kahn | Tracey & Henry Smith

For more information contact Tiffany Cotlar: or 504.887.4091 ext. 112




3747 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70002 | (504) 887-4091

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