Rabbi Deborah Goldberg
Deborah Goldberg is the new assistant rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side of New York City. She was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio, in May 2021. Deborah attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied history and political science, graduating with college honors in 2013. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and spent her summers as a camper, staff member, and unit head in Wisconsin at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, the Reform Jewish Movement’s first summer camp. Deborah returned to camp for two summers during rabbinical school as the summer program director. Before starting her studies at HUC-JIR, she served as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C., and as the teen programs coordinator at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. While in rabbinical school, Deborah served communities in North Dakota, northeast Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio. She is passionate about creating Jewish communities that are warm and inclusive, that enrich people’s lives with meaningful Jewish engagement, and that help people feel connected to Judaism and each other. When she’s not working, you can find Deborah exploring all New York has to offer with her beagle Kelly!