Mission to New Orleans
April 11 - 13, 2016
The things that make life worth living – eating, drinking and the making of merriment – are the air that New Orleans breathes. New Orleans is a vibrant, bursting at the seams melting pot that famously inspires indulgence in great food, music and an altogether wonderful ambiance. A visit here is never the same trip twice, but always memorable. Join us for this unique opportunity to eat, drink, listen to jazz or R&B, take part in a parade, and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. This will also be a unique experience to learn about Southern Jewish history, specifically about the Jewish history of New Orleans. And, of course, we will have an inside look at the vibrant Jewish community living there today, how their lives were impacted by Hurricane Katrina, and why Jewish students are flocking to Tulane University. A visit to this unique destination is never the same trip twice, but always memorable. Sugar-dusted beignets are a must, cocktail hour is anytime you want it, and the street musicians will have you dancing on the sidewalk.
Day 1: Tour Longue Vue House & Gardens, Cemetery, City Park & Sculpture Garden. Dinner at Festival Jazz Dinner at Snug Harbor.
Day 2: Breakfast at Café Du Monde, visit Holocaust Memorial & Mini French Quarter, Jewish History Tour up St. Charles Avenue, lLunch at Tulane's Hillel & Lecture by Professor Michael Cohen.
Day 3: Self-guided tour of the The National WWII Museum, Film screening: “Beyond All Boundaries”, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, or Civil War Museum or MS Rau Antiques store (TBD).