Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein has had a diverse and colorful career path in the rabbinate. He was the founding and senior rabbi of The New Shul in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, where he led the innovative community for over a decade. He has also worked at a Reform congregation in New Rochelle, NY, CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, the Steinhardt Foundation, as well as in interfaith settings.

Rabbi Goldstein has taught and served on the faculties of Hebrew Union College, New York University, and Loyola University Chicago. He is a frequent speaker and scholar-in-residence at synagogues throughout North America, and he is the award-winning author or editor of 10 books, most recently Eight Questions of Faith: Biblical Challenges that Guide and Ground Our Lives.

Rabbi Goldstein was ordained by Hebrew Union College in New York where he also received an M.A. in Hebrew Letters. He holds a B.A. with honors in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, Rabbi Goldstein enjoys the outdoors, travel, sports, and the martial arts.