Rabbi Linda Goldberg

Rabbi Linda’s passion is helping Jews and interfaith families of all backgrounds and interests enhance their lives with Judaism. She is an independent rabbi, serving individuals as opposed to a congregation; and she did her research project on Jews who are not members of synagogues in order to serve them better and make their experience an important positive one.

Born and brought up in New Bedford, MA, Linda was an active student of Judaism from an early age. She was president of the New England Region of Young Judaea and represented them in the year-long Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad in Israel.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Linda had a long, successful business career, starting as a computer programmer in the mid-1960s. She worked 26 years at IBM, co-founded an executive consulting firm, and served as CEO of a managed care company.

But what Linda most wanted was to be a rabbi. So after 15 years of studying with several significant rabbis in the New York area and teaching adult and youth students, Linda was educated and ordained at Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI).

Based in Westchester County, NY, Rabbi Linda travels to officiate life cycle events throughout the United States (as for a baby naming in Los Angeles) and abroad (as for a wedding in Cape Town). Whether meeting with a couple or family in person, by phone or video chat, Rabbi Linda loves working with them to create a highly personalized, meaningful experience and bringing them closer to their own unique Judaism.

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