Niles Goldstein

Niles Goldstein

Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein is the founding rabbi of The New Shul, an innovative and independent congregation in New York City, where he has served as its spiritual leader since 1999. He is on the faculty of New York University and CLAL—The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.

Goldstein's essays and poetry have appeared in various publications around the country, including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times,  and Newsday. He has been featured in magazines and newspapers including Time, the New York Times,  the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Jerusalem Report, as well as on domestic and international television and radio such as Dateline, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the Voice of America, and the BBC. Goldstein was a regular contributor to the show New Morning on the Hallmark Channel. The New York Observer included him in its special Millennium Edition as one of the “Top 40 People to Watch” in the 21st century.

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Selected Bibliography:
Craving the Divine: A  Spiritual Guide for Today’s Perplexed
Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith
Lost Souls: Finding Hope in the Heart of Darkness

God at the Edge: Searching for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places

Articles by this Author

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