It’s a New Year and Wonderful Things Are Happening in 2019 for All Faiths Seminary
First, I am happy to announce that All Faiths Seminary has a new in-house spiritual representative and teacher. Please join me in welcoming Rabbi Scott Matous. He will be present at each class held during the school year making himself available to all of us.
Second, I am excited to let you know that AFSI is launching a new Master’s Interfaith curriculum with an ACIM concentration track. Our ACIM students are serious about their spiritual path as is evident by the many workshops, lectures and study groups offered globally. Offering this unique Master’s program to our ACIM track students will help students deepen their interfaith and ACIM studies while earning a Master’s degree through AFSI and COU our accrediting body.
Third, AFSI in partnership with the Society of Jewish Science is planning to hold an International Interfaith Youth Leadership Program in March. This cooperative program initiative strengthens the mission and vision of AFSI. Our major goal is to support emerging youth leaders from all faiths and cultures with learning to live and work in a spiritually and culturally diverse world, today and in the future. We will offer this program thru an array of experiential and cognitive-based activities. The involvement of youth leaders will be a critical feature of this major initiative.
Last but certainly not least, our new home within the walls of the Society of Jewish Science is taking shape. We will be dedicating the Rabbi Jospeh H. Gelberman Library within their walls this spring. A place is being created to honor Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman and for all to get to know our founder in a more intimate way.
There is no doubt about it, we are continuing to grow and we invite you to join us in that growth. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!
~ Fran Cosentino, AFSI Bursar/Registrar