Welcome to JCRS!

A legacy of helping Jewish youth since 1855.

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is the oldest existing Jewish children’s social services organization in America - providing a financial safety net to vulnerable Jewish youth throughout the south for over 150 years. Through generous supporters like you, JCRS is able to reach out to over 1,000 youth annually with unique programs that are unavailable elsewhere.

Some of these are:
- paid college scholarships, including grants and no-interest loans
- caring services for kids with developmental problems and special needs
- once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the joy of summer camp

Donate today to help send a child to camp, provide a therapist for a child with autism, or send a low-income student to college. Read more about our Summer Camp Scholarships, College Aid, and our Special Needs program, among others.

About our Services

Our Services at a Glance

We are primarily focused helping Jewish children and families with the below programs & services:

Success Stories

Improving Young Tomorrows

We're pleased to feature our JCRS Success Stories - highlighting the accomplishments and journeys of outstanding JCRS Kids. Take a look, and you'll see why we're so proud. Read about Molly, Lana, Aaron, and others we've served and helped to become accomplished adults.

Events

Save the Date – JCRS Annual Meeting and Gala March 7th and 8th, 2015
JCRS Gala Celebrates Jewish Roots of Music Saturday Evening, March 7th at the Hyatt Hotel, New Orleans Honorees and featured entertainment to be announced.   Annual Meeting Annual Meeting is Sunday Morning, March 8th at the Uptown JCC, New Orleans. JCRS will conduct annual business at this meeting. Program to be announced.
October 8th, 2014
Come Celebrate Hanukkah with JCRS!
  Thursday, December 11th 8:00 – 11:00 pm Belloqc @ the Hotel Modern 936 St. Charles, New Orleans   Come enjoy a community-wide celebration of the Festival of Lights with live music, drink specials, and a complimentary latke bar by Chef Alon Shaya of Domenica.   Your $25 donation will provide a Jewish child with […]
October 1st, 2014
Save the Date: Hanukkah gift Wrap-A-Thon – September 28,2014
  Help us secure and wrap Hanukkah gift sets for special Jewish children and institutionalized adults across our region. Thousands of gifts to wrap!! All gifts and wrapping materials are supplied. Do a mitzvah while earning community service hours. Place: Goldring-Woldenberg Campus, West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alternative Site: Contact […]
August 12th, 2014

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