CELEBRATING: High Holy Days of Judaism in New Orleans

September is a special month for Judaism as the High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are celebrated. With Catholicism having such deep roots in New Orleans, it’s important to remember that we are surrounded by many other beautiful cultures and religions, like Judaism.

Associate John Zazulak was raised Catholic but was fortunate to have had a front row seat to the Jewish culture through his stepgrandmother, MJ. In this month’s Affinity newsletter, John shares what he learned about her faith and the traditions and the meaningfulness of the Jewish High Holy Days.

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MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder, Associate Tyler Loga and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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