With over 150 years of presence in Baton Rouge, Congregation B'nai Israel works in close association with many organizations within our own community and in the global community at large. Our members are active participants and serve on boards and committees within these organizations to strengthen the bonds of our faith community and in working towards tikkun olam.
Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
The Federation is "dedicated to the health, education, spiritual, and cultural identity of the Jewish people locally, regionally and world-wide." The Federation provides financial support for teacher education within the Religious Schools, camp scholarships, travel to Israel, Hillel, Camp Kol Bo, Terrific Tuesdays: Lunch and Learning for older adults, and the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. Federation works in partnership with The Advocate to create a Holocaust memorial service and education program annually. For more information, go to their website or contact Ellen Sager at (225) 379-7393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campus organization for Jewish students offers an avenue for involvement in the Jewish community. Hillel events include programming around holidays, social action and the State of Israel. Hillel students are encouraged to attend services at Congregation B'nai Israel and are welcome at holiday services including our Chanukah celebration and Passover seder. Become friends with "Hillel at LSU" on Facebook or go their website www.hillelatlsu.com
"The Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society." Visit their website to learn more.
Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
The mission of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge is to "pursue unity, justice, and peace through interfaith cooperation." This organization works to bring people of diverse faith, race and economic status into communication with God and each other. Through membership in the Federation, Congregation B'nai Israel and close to 60 other congregations in our area, work in a variety of ways to improve the quality of our sacred and secular lives together and to provide hope and inspiration to all people.
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp
Henry S. Jacobs is the Reform Jewish Movementís summer camp serving the Deep South: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Western Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. Since 1970, Jacobs Camp has been providing a caring Jewish community that builds young people. Our camp program has a profound impact on our campers. The opportunity to live as part of a close-knit community and develop new skills, assisted by a dynamic and enthusiastic staff, coupled with Jewish values and the development of oneís Jewish identity result in the experience of a lifetime!