Community Engagement



Engagement. So easy. Anytime.

Touro Synagogue is an engaged community. We engage with each other within the walls of our synagogue and with each other and the New Orleans community outside of our walls. There are countless ways that you can engage– once, once in awhile, or on-going. We are committed to supporting your involvement with us in ways that feel just right to you. There is always something going on and we hope you will get involved with us! We look forward to engaging with you!

How can I get involved?

It’s easy to be involved at Touro. We hope the “SignUp” button on our website, bulletins, and t-mails will make engagement easy for you.

Click here! 

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

You can click on the SignUp anytime to see what’s happening that you might want to be a part of.

Check T-mail. Each week the current events are highlighted. It’s never too late to hop on board and engage with others.

Call or email us.  Want to know what’s going on and want to connect to a person? Have a specific talent or interest you’d like to share? Call or email Samantha Guichet, our “Volunteer Czar,” to find out what’s going on: 504-722-1237 or Call or email Lisa Keleher, our Caring and Mitzvah Coordinator, to see if there is a way for you to connect with a family in need: 504-296-5472 or

What’s going on?

Whether you want to engage in an activity once in a while or you would like to have a regular way to connect with others through activities in our community, there is an engagement opportunity available. Here is a list of things currently going on in our community. The list is not comprehensive and can be added to at any time. Your imagination is the only limit to what we can do together and if you have an interest, share it!

Religious School Teacher Breakfast

Religious School Classroom Helpers

Sophie B. Wright School Teacher Appreciation Treats

Sophie B. Wright School Tutoring

Harvesting Our Garden

Help with Friday Night Shabbat  Dinners

Meal Trains


Community Walks/Fundraisers

Administration/Office Help 

Help with Mailings

Rosh Hashanah Luncheon Prep

Yom Kippur Break-The-Fast Prep

High Holy Day Ushers

Prayer Book Repairs

Help with Special Projects

Help with Donations For and/or Delivery to Community Partners

Thanksgiving Deliveries

Chanukah Events

Christmas Mitzvah

Mardi Gras

VIP Kids—building the stands, breaking down stands, and hosting VIP parade days

Passover Baskets

Help with Touro Congregational Seder

Sukkah Building

Jazz Fest Shabbat

End-Of-Year Religious School Celebration