Madalyn Schenk

Madalyn Schenk.

Courtesy of Alan Smason/Crescent City Jewish News.

Madalyn Schenk arrived in New Orleans in 1982 when her husband, a subcontractor, began working on construction projects for the World’s Fair. She quickly became involved in both Jewish and civic organizations, rising to vice president of the National Council of Jewish Women, organizing the first pro-choice rally in Louisiana, and becoming the Louisiana contact for the Million Mom March in 2000 to advocate for better gun control laws. An education reformer who helped spearhead preschool programs for NCJW and United Way, Schenk focused her attention after Katrina on rebuilding schools. In 2010 she was appointed to the board of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, a high school program focused on art, theater, and music.

To view Madalyn Schenk's full interview, please visit the Internet Archive.

0 Comments

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox

Read the latest from JWA from your inbox.

sign up now

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Madalyn Schenk." (Viewed on May 18, 2024) <http://jwa.org/communitystories/katrina/narrators/schenk-madalyn>.