A fifth-generation New Orleans native, Julie Wise Oreck can trace her family’s history in Louisiana back to the 1800s. In her thirties, she joined the United Jewish Communities’ Young Leadership Cabinet, a feeder organization for leadership of national Jewish institutions, eventually rising to leadership positions in UJC and United Israel Appeal. She was also active on the boards of local organizations including Touro Synagogue, the New Orleans Jewish Day School, the Isidore Newman School, and the Jewish Children’s Regional Service. After Katrina, Oreck returned to New Orleans, where she helped with recovery efforts, rebuilding vital institutions.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Julie Wise Oreck." (Viewed on September 24, 2021) <https://jwa.org/communitystories/katrina/narrators/oreck-julie-wise>.