The New Synagogue of Long Island
The Synagogue for Spiritual Judaism

Rabbi Stuart A. Paris

Rabbi Stuart A. Paris, Rabbi Emeritus, is a Teacher of Jewish faith and wisdom, a Spiritual leader and an official at Jewish and Interfaith life cycle ceremonies. His mission as a teacher is to teach the love and joy of Judaism in the Kabbalistic way of Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, after the teachings of Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel. I teach the highest ideal of all learning, to live in the image of God by igniting and keeping lit, the divine light within, with love, inspiration, forgiveness, excitement, knowledge, and joy.


It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Hassidic saying


As spiritual leader, Rabbi Paris strives to teach tolerance, understanding, acceptance, friendship, gratitude, love, joy and peace among all people from all traditions. God's perfect number is 8 and these are the 8 steps to ascend the Kabbalistic ladder to the divine truth and light. "Never Instead, Always in Addition".

Rabbi Paris co-founded, with Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman, PhD, in order to teach the basic principles of the world religions, "Truth is One… Paths are Many", "Kabbalah in Motion", Neo-Hassidism, Modern Kabbalism and other courses of the soul.

"If I am not for myself, who am I? If I am only for myself, who will be?

And if not now, when?"