FOX 8 Defenders Program Offers Consumer Suggestions

It is with sadness that we mourn the passing of Babs Isaacson. Babs was a Past President of our Section, a recipient of both the Hannah Solomon Award and the Harold Salmon Award, and founder and  Chair of the Fox 8 Defenders program. 

 For a beautiful tribute to Babs prepared by Fox 8,
please click here

Our volunteers with the  Fox 8 Defenders program 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.

To download a printable brochure, click here  

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.   

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




You can make a difference. Volunteer

ACE - Alzheimer's Care and Enrichment - In conjunction with the Jewish Community Center, this program provides stimulating activities including music therapy for Alzheimer patients as well as respite for care givers.

Bikur Chaverim – In cooperation with Jewish Family Services, this Visiting Friends program pairs volunteers with home bound members of the community, providing companionship and assistance. If you are interested in participating in this program contact Fran Dinehart at or (504) 831-8475 x134.

Civic Cooperation - Volunteers are provided at the request of community agencies for short term services. Activities include participation in various programs and entertainment at Woldenberg Living Center , the Jewish Community Center's Adloyadah, and Jewish  Family Service's Passover food baskets.

Clara and Roy Schwarz Memorial Book Fund - A fund established to provide monies to assist the Isaacson Scholarship recipients in purchasing textbooks.

H.I.P.P.Y. - Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters - This home-based program helps economically and educationally disadvantaged parents provide educational enrichment to their preschool children. Studies have shown that these children have performed well ahead of their peers. The program was developed by the NCJW Research Institute in Jerusalem , and although initiated locally in Orleans Parish, it is expanding state-wide.

Irma M. Isaacson Memorial Scholarship Fund - An educational scholarship fund established in honor of a past president of the Section. The funds are used to award academic scholarships to local Jewish students in need of financial aid.

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.
To download a printable brochure, click here  

Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. The mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. NCJW provides assistance at races and mentors to participants.

Krewe of Dewey Readers – Volunteer reading program for young children in co-ordination with Head Start and the New Orleans Public Library. For more information, contact Ina Davis at or (504) 288-1551.

Medication Cards - A simple wallet-sized card designed to keep a current and accurate accounting of medications. The card is individually filled out with the name and dosage of medications and is available on the counter of pharmacies, physicians and dentists in the Greater New Orleans area, at no charge to the consumer.

New Orleans Family Justice Center – The Family Justice Center co-locates a myriad of agencies to provide coordinated, and consolidated legal, law enforcement, social and healthcare services, focusing on domestic violence issues. For more information, contact Sue Jernigan 

NOLA4Women - NOLA4Women celebrates the important and courageous role women played in shaping New Orleans while boldly confronting the challenges they continue to face. NOLA4Women is a non-profit corporation incorporated in the state of Louisiana. Contact Trisha Ward or (225) 405-6884

Public Affairs - NCJW takes an active role in advocating for legislative issues that improve the quality of life for women, children and families. Through our advocacy we strive to ensure the individual rights and freedoms for all.

Past Services - NCJW has funded and/or provided volunteers for many services in which we are no longer actively involved. Some of these services include: Parkway and Park Partners, Audubon Zoo Mobile, Battered Women's Enrichment Program, BookPartners, Teen Town (the precursor of NORD), Magic Land (precursor of Head Start), Let's Tell a Story, Merchandise Distribution to People in Need, Heart of Town, Mobile Answer Desk, Tay Sachs Screening, Kid's Cafe, Child Life at Tulane Medical Center , Soviet Jewish Resettlement- English as a Second Language, Starbright, and Dress for Success.