Ann Zivitz Kientz

Ann Zivitz Kientz is Director of Programming at the ISJL. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Articles by Ann Zivitz Kientz

Where Are You From?

I'm As Southern & Jewish As They Come... But There Are A Few Answers To "Where I'm From"!

When in Rome (or New Orleans)

Jewish life thrives at Mardi Gras and all year round

Surrounded by Circles

Simchat Torah reminds us to embrace the cycles in our Jewish lives

The Soul You Have Given Me (And The Spirits, Too)…

I grew up and live now in New Orleans. When people think of religion in New Orleans, they might think ...

How Do You Pray?

As a Jewish woman living in the South, who proudly identifies as a spiritual person, I am often engaged in ...

Dancing with “The” Truth About Jewish Learning

I am very active personally and professionally in the New Orleans Jewish community. Recently, I began teaching a beginner adult ...

How Do You “Feel” Jewish?

At my congregation in New Orleans, I teach an adult beginner Hebrew class. There are many different types of students ...

We Are All In The Club

Here’s a lesson for Jewish kids I came across this December — which is a pretty good lesson for adults, ...

Praying on Display: Learning to Pray All Over Again

I have always derived great pleasure from personal prayer during worship services. Spirituality is core to my identity; the journey ...

As The Holidays Approach…

It’s that time of year. The holidays are on my mind, and in my heart. The sound of the Shofar ...