NEW ORLEANS, LA. – On Wednesday, December 12th, The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and St. Augustine High School, on behalf of Philanthropist Emily Schoenbaum, announced the creation of the Alex Schoenbaum Jewish Scholarship Fund.
Alex Schoenbaum, Emily’s father, was an All-American football player at Ohio State University, the founder of the Shoney’s Restaurant Chain, and a generous philanthropist himself who frequently awarded scholarships to deserving students.
The Jewish Federation, St. Augustine, and Schoenbaum inaugurated the exciting partnership by awarding $1,000 scholarships to two students at a ceremony on Wednesday. on St. Augustine’s campus. The scholarship award ceremony on December 12th were held in conjunction with an assembly and student panel discussion on African-American/Jewish relations led by faith leaders from both communities.