David Seltzer: My 50 Year Journey Seeking Understanding and Common Ground Through Interfaith Dialogue


Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


David Seltzer will present his forty-two year journey through inter-faith dialogue, cooperation, and relationship building. His experience is at the grass roots level, serving, among other things, on the Elementary Board of Education at Saint Raymond’s Catholic Church in West Oak Lane, mentoring pastors of all denominations seeking to understand the Jewish roots to their Christianity, and participating in a dialogue group, twenty-five years in the making, sponsored by AJC and the Bucks County Christian Coalition.

In addition to maintaining a full time solo law practice, and previously serving for a brief period on the Executive Committee of Brandeis, he currently serves Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park, as an officer, honorary board member, and a trustee, and he serves Melrose B’nai Israel-Emanuel as a Ba’al T’filah (part time cantor). In his youth, his Jewish identity was nurtured at Temple Sinai under the tutelage of Rabbi Sidney Greenberg and Cantor Nathan Chaitovsky. He is a product of Gratz College and Camp Ramah, and in the late 60s, 70s, and 80s, he was the lead singer for Shir Chadash, a pioneering rock-liturgical ensemble in Philadelphia.