Reunion planned for New Orleans AZA, BBG
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A New Orleans BBYO reunion weekend is being planned around the theme of reconnect, renew and rebirth - reconnecting with old friends and renewing those relationships, while supporting the rebirth of BBYO in New Orleans.
Over the years, the AZA and BBG chapters have used many names - Freed-Goldberg, Harry Laufer and Rodfay-Shalom AZA; Crescent City, Susan Frank, Ahavah, Robert Gervis and Shoshanim BBG. Currently, the chapter is combined as Big Easy BBYO.
The weekend begins with Shabbat services and an oneg at Gates of Prayer, Feb. 26 at 6:15 p.m.
The main reunion event will be on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Southport Music Hall in Jefferson, with food and an open bar. Admission is $65, $75 after Feb. 16.
The weekend concludes with coffee and beignets at Morning Call in City Park, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, $149 a night. Because of a number of conventions in the area that weekend, the rate is held only until Jan. 29. The weekend is being organized by Linda Sue Heiman, Ahavah class of 1972. Volunteers are needed for several committees, including nostalgia and memorabilia, registration, setup, cleanup, contact info and clerical tasks.
For registration or volunteer information, go to nolabbyoreunion2016.com