New Orleans Jewish women made major contributions in the arts—as artists, photographers, curators, art historians, collectors, and of course, as promoters of others, especially in the field of music.
Jewish tradition stresses the concept of tikkun olam, literally, “repair of the world.” New Orleans Jewish women applied this concept broadly in working to address the city’s educational needs.
Over the past century in New Orleans, Jewish women have worked on immigration issues, civil rights, and women’s rights. They became dynamic leaders at the forefront of every major change that has shaped a more inclusive, just, and international city.
This section demonstrates the leading roles and the far-reaching influence of Jewish women on the social, physical, and political landscape of the city.