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Rabbi Stuart Seltzer's Bio

In 1988, Rabbi Stuart Seltzer was hired as director of Rosenbloom Religious School and also taught Judaic studies and planned special programs and trips for the Krieger Schechter Middle School.  In 2000-2001, he served as the Interim Middle School Judaic Head at Krieger Schechter Day School.  In 1994, he created Netivon, an intensive Hebrew High School at Chizuk Amuno for our Schechter and Religious School high school students.  In 2003-2007, Rabbi Seltzer’s position was expanded to Director of Congregational Learning, during which he introduced inter-generation programming, taught in our adult learning program, and engaged in a collaborative process to create the Hendler Time Line. 

During a short break from Chizuk Amuno, from 2007 through 2012, Rabbi Seltzer assumed the position of head of Judaic studies at the Shoshana S. Cardin High School.  Having completed 5 summers of intensive training at Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, he received a major grant to bring Lincoln Center to Cardin to launch a program of integrating Jewish and general studies with the arts. 

In 2012, Rabbi Seltzer returned to Chizuk Amuno to resume the position of Director of Congregational Learning and directing the Rosenbloom Religious School. Tasked to dream about how Non-Day School experiences of Jewish education can respond to the challenges of the 21st century Jewish community, Rabbi Seltzer created Achshav, a leadership program centered around an Israel trip in partnership with Beth El Congregation for religious school graduates, a special needs program, chapel time with the preschool and various artist-in-residence programs. Chizuk Amuno, became and still is Rabbi Seltzer’s laboratory for the many possibilities in Jewish education.

He has served as a senior educator for the New Director’s Institute of United Synagogue where he presented texts which principals could use for inspiration and mentoring their faculty.  In 2009, Rabbi Seltzer was the proud recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award.

Although Rabbi Seltzer has served in a variety supervisory and administrative positions, his heart remains in the classroom, the opportunity to teach and learn with students of all ages.

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