For 138 years, the New York Board of Rabbis has shaped the future of Jewish life in New York, educated rabbis and the public, and responded to the changing needs of the Jewish community. We are a private, non-profit organization with more than 750 members, which makes the NYBR the largest rabbinic inter-denominational body in the world.
We provide opportunities for rabbis of different denominations to come together for study, professional development and ongoing education. We offer caring professional and personal support and mentoring, which help insure that the Jewish community is provided the highest level of rabbinic commitment. We also work with other faith communities to promote increased understanding and pursue avenues of common cooperation.
The NYBR is concerned about the welfare of the entire community, both Jewish and non-Jewish. We believe it is imperative to be a moral voice regarding global concerns of our world. Through our chaplaincy programs and family violence prevention initiative, the NYBR works to create a more caring society. We are proud and pleased that the New York Board of Rabbis serves as a bridge of strength and promise between individual rabbis, the greater Jewish community and other faith communities.