The 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 Interfaith Center provides a centralized resource and support system for interfaith partnerships and families in Greater New Orleans.
The four goals of the Center for Interfaith Families are:
The Interfaith Center is led by an advisory committee co-chaired by Alex Gershanik and Melinda Mintz. The Center was originally founded through a generous gift for a pilot program from the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation.