The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana:
Preserves the past, supports the present, and invests in the future of our Jewish community.
Since 1967, the Jewish Endowment Foundation has served as a repository of funds for planned giving, sustaining our Jewish community by assisting in emergencies and encouraging new projects and initiatives. JEF has an outstanding reputation for responsible investing and is trusted to steward charitable funds for many of our Jewish organizations and individuals. JEF’s General Fund played a vital role in our Jewish community by contributing to the renewal effort following Hurricane Katrina.
The Mission of JEF
In 1967, a group of leaders dreamed of an endowment for the Jewish community in New Orleans that would:
- Become a repository of funds given by people who shared their vision of a strong and vibrant Jewish community;
- Attract individuals and families to invest some portion of their life’s good fortune to ensure the future of generations to come;
- Provide endowed funds to benefit the whole Federation family of agencies and other organizations of Jewish interest.