Goldman has been Betenu's Rabbinic Intern and Spiritual Leader since
the summer of 2014. This fall, she will be entering her sixth
year in the six year program at the Rabbinical
School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. Bekah came to Hebrew
College after graduating from Louisiana State University in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, where she focused on Philosophy and Jewish studies.
Bekah was deeply engaged in Jewish life and community building on
campus, where she founded the LSU Hillel and worked at one of the local
synagogues. After graduation she went on to work as the Children's and
Camp Director at the New Orleans JCC. She then spent a year studying in
Tel Aviv with the Bina Secular Yeshiva and worked with a variety of
social justice programs in the area.
Since arriving at Hebrew College, Bekah has worked as the Rabbinic
Intern at Wheaton College, Emerson College, Temple Shalom Emeth in
Burlington, Temple Beth Israel in Winsted, Connecticut, and Temple
Sinai in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has taught in a variety of
religious school settings in Brookline, Newton, and Wellesley.
Growing up in Carlyss, Louisiana with very few Jewish families has
helped Bekah appreciate the multiple and diverse Jewish communities
offered here in the New England area. Though raised in a Classical
Reform community, since arriving in Boston, Bekah has developed a deep
appreciation for pluralistic Judaism and hopes that Jews of every
denomination learn to understand their similarities and work together
to achieve Tikkun Olam. Bekah looks forward to meeting everyone in the
Betenu community and offering her support for spiritual growth and
fulfillment. She couldn’t be more excited to bring her compassion, joy,
and energy to Betenu this year as our spiritual leader and rabbinic
to view the letter that was sent to Betenu's members announcing Bekah's
selection as Betenu's Rabbinic Intern.
Bekah may be reached by contacting the Betenu office: 603-886-1633.