Rabbi Aaron Goldstein
Vocational Programme Tutor
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Rabbi Aaron Goldstein is the Senior Rabbi of Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue (NPLS) and Chair of the Conference for Liberal Rabbis and Cantors. He is a Jewish product of NPLS and the Liberal Jewish youth movement and secular product of Aston University where he studied Ergonomics with Business before managing British Steel’s business with UK Japanese car transplants!
The decision to follow his parent’s – Rabbi Dr Andrew and Sharon Goldstein – role as congregational and movement leaders in Liberal Judaism saw Aaron study at LBC with a year at HUC-JIR, NYC. The latter was particularly informative to his work as a congregational rabbi and in service leading. Learning from both colleges complimented his interest in supporting existing and establishing new congregations.
Following semicha in 2002, Aaron became Outreach Director for Liberal Judaism before succeeding (through a fair recruitment process) his father at NPLS. He was honoured recently to be invited, together with Cantor, Zoe Jacobs, to lead the 2017 LBC Ordination Service and 2018 EUPJ Conference Shabbat Morning Service.
Aaron teaches service leading skills on the vocational programme for rabbinic students and is a tutor.