Founder: Rabbi Joseph Gelberman
Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, Ph.D.(Columbia University) served as the President of All Faiths Seminary International from 1999-2010. AFSI is based in New York City and offers a correspondence program Internationally. Through his teachings and ministry, the Rabbi has dedicated his life to furthering understanding and cooperation among the world’s faiths.
Dr. Rabbi Joseph Gelberman is also the founder of The New Seminary. Now retired from that institution, he has joyfully established All Faiths Seminary International as a school for professionals committed to the integrity of the individual and the individual’s own spiritual search, fostering respect for all paths leading toward a deepening of one’s relationship with his/her own conception of God.
Rabbi Gelberman, the Founder of the Modern Interfaith Movement, is a modern Hassidic Rabbi in “the Way of Martin Buber.” He was a psychotherapist practicing in New York City (NYC).
Rabbi Gelberman is widely recognized as a modern master of the teachings of the Kabbalah. He is the author of a dozen books and many articles, including “Spiritual Truth,” “The Physician of the Soul,” and “The Kabbalah As I See It.” He is included “Interfaith Heroes” and “Jesus Through Jewish Eyes,” amongst others.
For over 25 years, he served as the Rabbi of the Little Synagogue in New York City. At present, and then President of The New Synagogue in New York City.