Presentations and Appearances

Lectures/Presentations/Keynote Addresses

  • Alexander Schindler Memorial Lecture, Temple Israel, Westport, Connecticut, 2016
  • Davis Lectures Series, Statesville, NC 2016
  • Appalachian State University, 2004, 2016
  • College of Charleston, Annual Speaker, 2008-2016
  • Davidson College, Davidson College, 2010
  • Haeffner Preaching Mission, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 2014
  • Montreat Conference Center Fall Conference Keynote, 2015
  • North Carolina Synod Justice and Advocacy Committee Retreat, 2016
  • Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, November 2012

Charlotte Community Addresses

  • Queens University of Charlotte Baccalaureate Address, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2016
  • Interfaith Service to Repeal HB2, 2016
  • Charlotte Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Speaker, 2000, 2015
  • Transgender in Faith Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2011, 2012
  • Canon School Graduation Address, 2009
  • Charlotte Country Day School Baccalaureate Address, 2005
  • Providence Day School Baccalaureate Address, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2005
  • Rabbi Schindler regularly delivers sermons at Charlotte and North Carolina churches from across the Christian denominations

Worship Leader for National Assemblies


  • Central Conference of American Rabbis Annual Convention, Shabbat Morning, Tel Aviv, 2016
  • Installation Service for Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Richard Jacobs, Brooklyn Heights, 2012
  • National Biennial of the Union for Reform Judaism, Shabbat Evening Service, Toronto 2009


Rabbi Judith Schindler is co-authoring with Judy Seldin-Cohen the book Recharging Judaism: How Civic Engagement Helps Synagogues, Jews and America, expected for publication in December 2017 by CCAR Press.

Unique among social justice books, Recharging Judaism explores synagogue advocacy from the perspective of both clergy and lay leaders. Religious and pragmatic cases explain why synagogues should engage in community issues as institutions. The benefits of this work to us as individual Jews are detailed as we find our Jewish voices and live our Judaism through action. The book illustrates multiple models of best practices for congregations seeking to plug into advocacy, sharing research about diverse congregations and exploring today’s critical social justice issues.

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Schedule of Upcoming Appearances

  • “Action and Awareness: A Community Conversation on Immigrant Security in Charlotte” at First United Methodist Church, 501 North Tryon, Charlotte, Wednesday, February 21, 2108, 5:00 pm registration, 5:30 pm program, 7:00 reception
  • Panel response to “God. Money. Neighbor. The Economics of Compassion” at First Presbyterian Church Charlotte, Sunday, March 4, 2018, 5:00 lecture, panel to follow
  • “A Christian Response to Hate Forum” at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, March 18, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Heafner Preaching Mission 2018, First United Methodist Church, Lincolnton, NC, Sunday evening, April 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
  • Scholar-in-Residence, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest, FL,  January 18-20, 2019. Friday night Sermon, Saturday morning Torah Study, Sunday Morning Brunch ‘n Learn