Rebekah GoldmanRebekah 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 intern!

Click here 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.