Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D. is associate professor emeritus of religious studies and the founding director of the Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. A 1982 graduate of RRC, she also holds a master’s degree from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate from Temple University in religion. With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Kreimer has pioneered innovative community-based learning opportunities for rabbinical students from across the denominations and their peers of other faiths. Her projects include Dialogue Retreats for Emerging Muslim and Jewish Leaders; Cultivating Character: A Conversation Across Communities; and Campus Chaplaincy for a Multifaith World. Kreimer is a past president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and served on its Ethics Committee. She is a founding board member of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia; Shoulder-to-Shoulder, an initiative of the Islamic Society of North America; and the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. She co-edited Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives (Wipf and Stock, 2013) and co-authored Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace (Wipf and Stock, 2018). Her most recent book chapter, “Interreligious Education at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College: A View From the Jewish Edge,” appeared in 2020 in Experiments in Empathy (Brill). She is currently teaching Deep Ecumenism in the Aleph Ordination Program.


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Daf Yomi While Sheltering in Place

We read the conversations of rabbis scrupulously considering a sacrificial system no longer operative in their time, and wonder: Was this a resilience practice in their shaky reality? Certainly, our study takes us out of our indeterminate present.

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