Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin served as the Rav of Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, New Jersey, one of the largest and most prominent synagogues in North America, for 33 years, until his aliya in September 2017. Upon his aliya, he assumed the new position of Senior Scholar with Nefesh B’Nefesh. He also authored a five book set of commentary on the parsha, “Unlocking the Torah Text” that has garnered extensive critical and popular acclaim. His new volume “Unlocking the Haggada” will be published shortly.
While actively serving his congregation, Rav Goldin taught Bible and Philosophy at Yeshiva University for over 20 years.. Rabbi Goldin’s insightful and thoughtful ideas bring the parsha to life in a unique way.
His timely and educational lectures include such topics as: “Woman’s Role in Judaism”, “Raising Moral Children in Today’s Society”, The Evolving Relationship between Israel and the Diaspora,” “Confronting the Changing Jewish Landscape Across the Globe” and a large selection of text-based presentations on topics from Chumash and Jewish Philosophy.
Rabbi Goldin is a Past President of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the world’s largest association of Orthodox rabbis.
He has received many honors, accolades and awards for his decades of service to the Jewish community both in America and Israel and has been included in lists of the most influential Jewish American leaders published by Newsweek Magazine, The Forward, and other periodicals.
Rabbi Goldin lives in Yerushalaim