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Rabbi Edwin Goldberg

Rabbi Goldberg was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Always active at his home synagogue, B’nai Jehudah, Rabbi Goldberg became involved with the youth group, Jewish camping, Jewish song leading, and Israel. He was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas in 1984 and received rabbinic ordination and a doctorate in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (in 1989 and 1994, respectively).

Rabbi Goldberg loves to read, learn, and teach. These personal passions have led him to author many books, including:

  • Midrash for Beginners
  • Heads and Tales: Stories of the Sages to Enlighten Our Minds
  • Swords and Plowshares: Jewish Views of War and Peace
  • Love Tales from the Talmud
  • Saying No and Letting Go: Jewish Wisdom on Making Room for What Matters Most.

He served as the Coordinating Editor of the new Reform Jewish Machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh. He also edited a companion commentary, Divrei Mishkan HaNefesh and has published many articles and sermons. Most recently Rabbi Goldberg served as a Coordinating Editor of Because my Soul Longs for You: Integrating Theology into Our Lives.

Rabbi Goldberg has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami in the Department of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.

Sun, April 21 2024 13 Nisan 5784