Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., is on the faculty of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and directs its Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives. For more than 30 years, she has explored what joins and separates religions in their practice and approach to holy texts. She creates workshops and retreats bringing emerging religious leaders together.
“I look on interreligious study as part of the spiritual formation of rabbinical students,” she says. "In addition, we want to prepare our students to be proactive leaders in a religiously diverse society.” Kreimer regularly hosts visiting Muslim scholars and initiates programs that offer joint text study of Torah and Qu’ran. She organizes service-learning projects where rabbinical students work in interfaith settings, then bring their experiences back to the classroom. She envisions a generation of Jewish leaders able to forge alliances with their Muslim and Christian counterparts in the community to create understanding and catalyze change.
Rabbi Kreimer’s blog is Multifaithworld.org, and she is regularly published in The Huffington Post.