• Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Learn more here.

  • Edie & Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program More

  • Jewish Pride New Orleans More

  • Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Learn more here.

  • Edie & Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program More

  • Jewish Pride New Orleans More

  • Sherry and Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Seeks New Director

    The Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Center for Interfaith Families seeks a creative, innovative self-starter to be the Center’s Director. Working in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish organizations as well as with non-affiliated individuals in interfaith relationships, the Center’s goal is to create nurturing and inclusive opportunities for people to explore and connect to Jewish values, traditions, experiences, texts, and spirituality in a self-selected manner.

See you at the 2021 Annual Celebration!


Registration is closed, but if you would like to attend the event, please contact Sherri Tarr at sherritarr@jewishnola.com.


The pleasure of your company is requested at the 2021 Annual Celebration on December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room. This event will be a seated Kosher dinner with wine (when you make your reservation, please note those with whom you wish to be seated, as seating will be assigned). The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and a cash bar will be available.

The Annual Celebration is open to members of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community who made a gift at any level to the 2021 Annual Campaign. Dress is business casual.


If you are a Federation member and would like to attend, but are unable to do so for financial reasons, please contact Sherri Tarr at sherritarr@jewishnola.com.

Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Announces Community Grant Program for Interfaith Programming


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and grant requests may be fulfilled up to $2,000

A 2020 Pew study notes that over 60% of marriages in the Jewish community since 2010 are interfaith marriages - and that diversity in the Jewish community is increasing year by year. The Sherry & Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families is pleased to announce the creation of a groundbreaking Interfaith Programming Grant Program, designed to empower community organizations by facilitating brand new programming and outreach initiatives for interfaith households.
These micro-grants - $2,000 yearly maximum - create opportunities for synagogues and other faith-based organizations to identify and invest in new experiences that connect interfaith individuals, couples, families, and children to one another and to their faith communities. Funding must be used for new programming targeting the interfaith community, and may be used for a single event or ongoing programs. Funding is open to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations.

"With ongoing thanks to Sherry and Alan Leventhal for their generosity, we are delighted to announce the Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families micro-grants," said Leventhal Center Co-Chairs, Teri Hunter and Alex Gershanik, in a joint statement with Arnie Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. "These grants of up to $2,000 per year will offer opportunities for synagogues and other organizations to further the impact and reach of the work of the Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families. For those who already are creating intentional space for programming and connection for interfaith couples, individuals, families, and children, we hope that these grants will be an inspiration to continue to do so in ever deepening and impactful ways. For those who are not yet providing such experiences, we hope that these grants will be a catalyst to do so. We are excited to offer these grants as a means to identify and invest in new experiences that help interfaith families connect to each other and to their community."
We invite any organization in the greater New Orleans community to apply for funding as outlined in the application (linked below). Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed monthly. 
Contact Michelle Neal at michelle@jewishnola.com with questions or for more information.

8-15-21 LJC Series

Join David Hammer and Aaron David Miller in conversation over stories from the negotiating table.

Looking Toward the Future

From 11/29/21, featuring the Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon and speakers from the Parents Circle.

What's Happening Now?

8-22-21 segment on the U.S. legislative approach to Israel & a conversation with parents.

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    A trip to Israel is one of the most important formative experiences in your child's Jewish development - and the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program can unlock this experience. Together with the the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and area synagogues, your child's Israel experience is closer than you realize.

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