Reform Judaism and Contemporary Worship

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM –
APJ is holding a
special program on Reform Judaism and Contemporary Worship at Temple Israel. Hold the date and stay tuned for more information.

Public Programs at the Katz Center at the University of Pennsylvania

JewsandReasonTHE MIND, as the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria recognized two thousand years ago, does not operate by reason alone, but is also guided by powerful appetites and passions.

In every age, from biblical prophecy to Yiddish literature to Freud, Jews have acknowledged this essentially human irrationality in a myriad of ways. This year, the Katz Center’s research fellows are focused on those aspects of internal life that lie beyond reason: emotions and feelings, the unconscious, sensation, imagination, mental illness, magic, and the intellect itself. Click her for more information

Einstein Scholar to Speak at Temple Israel NYC
on Science, Faith and Rationalism

 Rabbi-Nelson-photoOn Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 7:00 PM, Rabbi David W. Nelson PhD, will speak at Temple Israel, in NYC, about his upcoming book; The Emergence of God: A Rationalist Jewish Exploration of Divine Consciousness. The program is free and open to the public.

Rabbi David W. Nelson PhD,  is a well published author, popular lecturer, former senior teaching fellow at CLAL—The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and presently the campus rabbi and assistant professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, NY.

If you have any questions, please email

Presented by The Association for Progressive Judaism (APJ).

Wednesday, June 10 2015 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Temple Israel – 112 E. 75th St. NYC
Between Park and Lexington Ave

U.S. Special Envoy Ira Forman to Speak at Temple Israel NYC

 On Sunday, January 25, at 2:00 PM, U.S. Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism, Ira Forman, will speak about the future of European Jewry in the face of rising anti-Semitism.

The lecture is free and is open to the public. If you have questions or you would like to attend the lecture, please register at

Ira N. Forman took up his post as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism on May 20, 2013.

For more information on Special Envoy Ira Forman, visit

Sunday, January 25, 2015 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
APJ Board Conference
Temple Israel – 112 E. 75th St. NYC
Between Park and Lexington Ave

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Noon – 2PM
APJ’s Steering Committee Meeting @
Hunter College, NYC – SW corner of 68th & Lexington
History Dept Conference Room 1510W

Monday, April 20, 2015 Executive Meeting in NYC

Sunday, June 7, 2015  APJ 2015 Conference –  Venue TBA

The Tikvah Fund

New York City  Fall 2014 Advanced Institutes

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes – Accomplished international professionals from around the globe have the opportunity to study big ideas, great texts, and current issues with some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners. Institute Participants will receive a generous stipend that will cover living expenses in New York City during their time there.