Sinai and Synapses equips scientists and clergy with knowledge and skills to become role models, ambassadors, and activists for grappling with the most important questions we face, offering a worldview that is both scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting.

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman is the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds, and is being incubated at Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. His work has been supported by the John Templeton Foundation and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, and his writings about the intersection of religion and science have appeared on the homepages of several sites, including The Huffington Post, Science and Religion Today, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and My Jewish Learning. He was selected to be a member of the first cohort of Clal’s prestigious Rabbis Without Borders fellowship. For seven years, he served as Assistant and then Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, and appeared on Jeopardy! in March 2016. He lives in Westchester with his wife Heather Stoltz, a fiber artist, with their daughter and son.