RABBI DR. GOLDIE MILGRAM, FIRST RESIDENT RABBI FOR KOL HANESHAMA

 

Reb GoldieRabbi Milgram travels internationally as an inspiring teacher of Torah and Jewish spiritual practice. She is a Covenant Award finalist (given to outstanding Jewish educators), and has authored a number of books on Jewish life cycle celebration and spiritual development, as well as an entire volume on innovative Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation involving the entire family, the community and the student. 

Rabbi Milgram will be working closely with Jennifer Singer, the congregation’s Educational Director, in designing forms of expression that continue the traditions of participation and musicality that are the hallmark of Kol HaNeshama, while including innovative new approaches to add spiritual depth and meaning to both the study and worship elements of services. Both Rabbi Milgram and Ms. Singer will teach children and adults next year in an expanded education program that includes Bar/Bat Mitzvah training for both children and adults.

Rabbi Milgram was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and also holds smicha from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earned an M.S.W. degree from Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School, and holds a doctorate from New York Theological Seminary.

 

Rabbi Milgram founded and directs Reclaiming Judaism Press and ReclaimingJudaism.org, an organization focusing on research and development of new strategies and techniques to involve people of all ages in living Jewishly, and learning the skills needed to transmit Judaism to the next generation through meaningful and relevant experiences. She also teaches pastoral counseling, Jewish bio-ethics and public speaking for a variety of seminaries.

Earlier in her career Rabbi Milgram and served as a Jewish Federation professional in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also has served as a congregational rabbi, board of Jewish education director and as Dean of the Academy of Jewish Religion, a non-denominational rabbinical seminary in New York.

Rabbi Milgram is married to Barry Bub, M.D. Together they delight in five children from previous marriages and seven grandchildren.

 

Sarasota, Florida's Jewish Reconstructionist Synagogue - - phone: 941-244-2042 - - e-mail:office@congkh.org