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Rabbi Michael Gold

Jewish Family & Sexuality Issues-Rabbi Michael Gold


Rabbi Michael Gold assumed the pulpit of Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek in Tamarac, Florida in 1990. Previously, he served as rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack, New York. He also serves on the faculty of Broward College and Miami-Dade College, teaching both philosophy and religion. He developed the online Introduction to Religion and Introduction to Ethics classes for Broward College.

A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Gold received his B.A. in mathematics from the University of California in San Diego. The Jewish Theological Seminary ordained him in 1979. In May 2016 he received his PhD in the Public Intellectuals Program at Florida Atlantic University, writing a dissertation on process philosophy and the creation story in the Zohar.

Rabbi Gold’s newest book Three Creation Stories; A Rabbi Encounters the Universe was published by Wipf and Stock in 2018. He also published an ebook A Rabbi’s Guide to Being Human in 2017. Rabbi Gold’s previous books include The Kabbalah of Love: The Journey of a Soul, published by Booksurge in 2008, And Hannah Wept; Infertility, Adoption, and the Jewish Couple, and Does God Belong in the Bedroom? both published by The Jewish Publication Society, God, Love, Sex, and Family; A Rabbi’s Guide for Building Relationships that Last published by Jason Aronson Inc., and The Ten Journeys of Life; Walking the Path of Abraham, A Guide to Being Human published by Simcha Press.

Rabbi Gold has lectured throughout the country, in Europe, and in Mexico on sexual ethics, infertility and adoption, love and family, science and spirituality, and finding a mission in life. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Moment, Judaism, the Jewish Spectator, and the B’nai Brith International Jewish Monthly. His weekly spiritual message goes to hundreds of readers of all faiths throughout the world.

Rabbi Michael and Evelyn Gold are the parents of three children. He can be reached through his website at www.rabbigold.com.