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Rabbi Scott Goldberg

I am a multi-instrumentalist, Jewish educator, outdoors enthusiast, and fifth-year rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, from where I also received a Certificate in Jewish Organizational Leadership from the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management. Currently, I serve as rabbinic intern of Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, CA, focusing on deepening relationships through small-groups community organizing, grief support, and mindfulness programming. 

I have enjoyed a variety of other rabbinic experiences including congregational internships at Temple Or Hadash in Fort Collins, CO and Congregation Or HaTzafon in Fairbanks, AK; Director of Outdoor Programs at URJ Camp Kalsman in Arlington, WA; High Holiday Student Rabbi at Hillel of Virginia Tech; and, musician with Nava Tehila in Jerusalem. I also completed my chaplaincy training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, focusing on health crises and end-of-life for oncology, bone marrow transplant, and geriatric patients. Before matriculating at HUC-JIR, I developed as a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies and subsequently as a Jewish day school educator in Boston, MA, where I learned how to love relational, spiritually-fulfilling, and musically-joyful communities.

Raised as a fifth-generation Nebraskan, I graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in Economics and minors in Italian and Music. My hobbies include recreational team sports, community potlucks, and hootenannies. My fiancée, Liz, our robot vacuum, Zebulun, and I are thrilled to remain in Los Angeles at Leo Baeck Temple come July 2022.