FELLOWSHIP BANQUET: Pastor Support at New St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church will hold a fellowship banquet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the church, 1100 Branch-Joseph/Odeon Ave., in New Orleans. The church pastor is David L. Perry. Admission is $15. For reservation, call Glenda Perry at (504) 261-7180.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Archbishop Aymond will be the guest speaker at a free dinner and pre-campaign launch party for 40 Days of Life at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the St. Angela Merici gym, 835 Melody Drive, Metairie. The 2015 40 Days for Life campaign is Sept. 23 through Nov. 1.
INTRO TO JUDAISM: Temple Sinai will offer a free Introduction to Basic Judaism class, which begin on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. Twenty informal classes, lasting 75 minutes each, will be taught by Temple Sinai’s Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn. The informal seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Judaism, interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews who are looking for a refresher into the faith of their birth. To register, call (504) 861-3693.
BETH ISRAEL ANNIVERSARY: Congregation Beth Israel celebrates 10 Years Forward on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The program will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and a festive dinner, with dietary laws observed, will be served as the congregation celebrates both the accomplishments of the past 10 years and its vision for the next decade. Special guests will be Rabbi Uri and Dahlia Topolosky. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 454-5080. Cost is $54 and a portion will go to United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston’s flood relief.
INTERFAITH KATRINA PRAYER SERVICE: All are invited to join in prayer to commemorate 10 years since Hurricane Katrina with an Interfaith Prayer Service, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24 at St. Louis Cathedral. Clergy from various Christian denominations and of diverse faith traditions including Catholic, Episcopal, Baptist, Jewish and Islam will lead the congregation in prayer and song. The event will be broadcast on WLAE at 8:30 p.m. the same day.
PEACE PRAYER WALK: Peace Prayer Walks will be held the last Tuesday of each month. Join this month at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, in front of St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1210 Governor Nicholls St.