Sherry and Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families

  • 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.

The Sherry and Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families is an in-house initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans working to create a broader and more inclusive Jewish community through programs and community partnerships for families and households who identify as interfaith regardless of age, observances, and where they fall on the Jewish spectrum. In collaboration with area synagogues, Jewish organizations, and non-Jewish partners, the Leventhal Interfaith Center aims to create nurturing and inclusive opportunities for people to explore and connect to Jewish community, values, traditions, experiences, texts, and spirituality to create their individualized Jewish or Jewish adjacent journey. 

 

The Leventhal Interfaith Center will provide a centralized resource and support system for interfaith partnerships and families in Greater New Orleans.

 

The four goals of the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Center for Interfaith Families are:

 

  1. Connecting all members of interfaith households and their extended families to Jewish life

  2. Enriching and enhancing the Jewish community through non-judgmental acceptance

  3. Increasing the Federation’s visibility and connection to interfaith households in Jewish and non-Jewish communities

  4. Strengthening relationships with Jewish and non-Jewish community partners

 

The Leventhal Interfaith Center is led by an advisory council co-chaired by Teri Hunter and Alex Gershanik and made possible by a generous gift from the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation.

 

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