In honor of our 120th birthday, NCJW Greater New Orleans Section

outstanding coverage of our dozen decades of dedicated service in this community.

Thank you for the tremendous support of NCJW and our community.

Please see the following news stories below.

Fox 8 Live, April 2017

Click here to see the tribute on Fox 8 to NCJW 120 years

Southern Jewish Living, April 2017 Edition

Click here and see pages 41-44 

The Advocate, April 19, 2017 

Click here to see the article in The Advocate

Click here to see the article on Section history on nola.com

nola.com May 18, 2017

Click here to see coverage on nola.com


NCJW celebrates 6 years with Fox8 Defenders

Congratulations to our NCJW volunteers for celebrating their six year anniversary
 at Fox8! NCJW volunteers  staff the FOX 8 Defenders consumer
advocacy hot line.They tackle just about every kind of consumer concern
 you can imagine.   

"We have had over 10,000 calls to us," Director Susan Tramontana said.
The volunteers' biggest cheerleader, she explained volunteers have answered
10,000 phone calls or online complaint forms over the last six years.
She says the FOX 8 Defenders have saved consumers nearly $2.5 million.

"Sometimes just listening, figuring out what their (consumer) problem is and
 sending them in the right direction - we call that a good
response," explained one NCJW volunteer, Cindy.

To watch the video highlighting NCJW and our involvement over the last six
years in the Fox8 program,
click here


 NCJW Way - Learning to Lead Announces:
    New Class and Renewed Sponsorship    

            NCJW Way
                   Sponsored by the Oscar J Tolmas Charitable Trust

NCJW Greater New Orleans Section is pleased to announce that the Oscar J Tolmas
Charitable Trust  has renewed its sponsorship of the  NCJW Way: Learning to Lead program.

Thank you to Tolmas fund trustees Lisa Romano and Vincent Giardina for their thoughtful consideration of the community's needs, their perceptive study of NCJW's projects, and their dedication to preserving the memory of Oscar Tolmas. We look forward to continuing to work together as we honor his legacy.
Oscar Judah Tolmas was a New Orleans native who served as a Naval Officer during World War II. Upon discharge, he pursued several career paths, including law, real estate development, and horse racing. He served for several years on the LA State Racing Commission and as Chairman for four years in the early 90s. In 2013, he was honored by the Louisiana Bar Association as a 70-year member, having graduated in 1943 from Tulane University Law School. Mr. Tolmas passed away on December 2, 2013 at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Skinner Tolmas, a lifelong member of NCJW. In his last will and testament he formed the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust to help other tax exempt charities with their missions, leaving all of his estate to the trust.    


NCJW 2015

Fox 8 and NCJW Fox Defenders Win 2015 Murrow Award

NCJW's FOX 8 DEFENDERS and Shelley Brown have been awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the ongoing series with the "Bad Buses" about corrupt car service companies.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. Learn more about Edward R. Murrow from a CBS profile and read about his most famous speech.

Through Fox 8 Defenders, NCJW volunteers assist individuals with consumer problems by answering questions and finding solutions. A brochure of  recommendations for common consumer issues has been developed and is available. This award is a great honor for all the volunteers and for founder, Babs Isaacson, who led the Fox 8 Defender volunteers for many years and who passed away this year.

Watch the award winning story here


Fox 8 promotes Fox 8 Defenders Program recognition
at our Evening in the English Country side fundraiser
For the story, click here

Susan Tramontana, Program Coordinator and Babs Isaacson, Program Chair


NCJW, Greater New Orleans Section's Fox 8 Defenders program
has been nominated for a Sun Coast Emmy. 

You can read all about it this Saturday in the Times-Picayune - Dave Walker's column in the Living Section. Click here for the article online.  While this nomination is for one consumer opportunity undertaken by the Fox 8 Defenders, let's give all the volunteers a big hand for the work they do.  This is a terrific program - kudos to all involved.

Thanks to all the Fox 8 Defenders.


Susan Tramontana, Helpline Director,  Babs Isaacson and Lois Shepard (Co- Chairs)
 of the Fox 8 Defenders and NCJW.

To contact our volunteers, the Fox 8 Defenders

email: fox8defenders@fox8tv.net
call: 504-485-NEWS (6397)



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