New Light Temple


New Light Temple was founded by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman as a sanctuary where people of all beliefs and backgrounds would joyously come together to share their bountiful and varied gifts of Spirit. His motto, “Never Instead Of Always In Addition To” sparked the interfaith, interspiritual movement of today.


New Light Temple is the ordaining body for All Faiths Seminary International founded by Rabbi Joseph
Gelberman, Ph.D., in Manhattan, NY. New Light Temple is a sacred space dedicated to One Truth
accepting and honoring many paths.

Our purpose is to provide a sacred space for people of all faith traditions and ages to celebrate diverse
religious, spiritual, interreligious , cultural, traditions, rituals, and practices fostering understanding,
peace, love and unity.

May the Light of the Future Shine in the Present ……. Swami Satchidananda

For 2021 New Light Temple, a non-profit 501 (c) 3, will hold monthly services and the annual All
Faiths Seminary Graduation /Ordination ceremony virtually.

NLT is open to all interfaith, interreligious, ministers, clergy, laypeople, AFSI Alumni, AFSI
teachers who are called to serve.

NLT Advisory Board:
Rev. Dr. Robert “Bud” James III
Rev. Donald Kunze
Rev. Natalia deRezendes – Music Director
Re. Katherine Congdon Codwell
Rev. Angela J. Wright
Rv. Gudjon Bergmann

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