Neil Gillman

Neil Gillman (September 11, 1933 – November 24, 2017) was a Canadian-American rabbi and philosopher affiliated with Conservative Judaism.


Gillman was born in Quebec City, Canada. He graduated from McGill University in 1954. He was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1960. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University in 1975.

In Conservative JudaismEdit

Gilman was a member of the Conservative movement's rabbinical body, the Rabbinical Assembly, and was a professor of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, in Manhattan, New York City, USA.[1]

Gillman was one of the members of the Conservative movement's commission which produced Emet Ve-Emunah ("Truth and Faith"), the first official statement of beliefs of Conservative Judaism.


  • Doing Jewish Theology: God, Torah and Israel in Modern Judaism, Jewish Lights, 2008.
  • Traces of God: Seeing God in Torah, History and Everyday Life, Jewish Lights, 2006.
  • The Jewish Approach to God: A Brief Introduction for Christians, Jewish Lights, 2003.
  • The Way into Encountering God in Judaism, Jewish Lights, 2000.
  • The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought, Jewish Lights, 1997.
  • Conservative Judaism: The New Century, Behrman House, 1993.
  • Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew, Jewish Publication Society, 1992.
  • Gabriel Marcel on Religious Knowledge, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1980.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Niebuhr, Gustav (12 April 1997). "Seminarians Shift Focus From Intellect to Soul". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Past Winners". Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 2020-01-23.

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