Scholar in Residence Weekend w/ Mikie Goldstein

Date & Time

June 28, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
12:00 am

Category

Rabbi Mikie Goldstein Director of Development

Originally from Liverpool, UK, Rabbi Mikie Goldstein made aliyah in 1989, after completing a BA in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. He received his rabbinic ordination in 2014 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, returning to Israel to become the rabbi at Adat Shalom-Emanuel, the Masorti kehillah in Rehovot of which he had previously been a member.

Before turning to the rabbinate, Rav Mikie worked chiefly in the non-profit sector, including heading Masorti’s Israel development department. He has volunteered at various organizations, including the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, where he served as board chair from 2008-2010. Rav Mikie also worked abroad for the Foreign Ministry in the Public Diplomacy (Hasbarah) and Culture departments of various Israeli missions.

During his rabbinical studies, Rav Mikie interned at the New Israel Fund, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Town & Village Synagogue, and at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBTQ synagogue. In 2017, Mikie was elected to serve as president of the Israel region of the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), placing him on the International RA’s Executive Council, until 2022, as well as on the boards of the Masorti Movement and the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary.

In July 2022, Rav Mikie started a short stint heading the Religious Services Bureau of the Masorti Movement and the RA in Israel. In January 2023, he returned to direct Masorti’s development department, this time leading the movement’s global fundraising efforts.

Rav Mikie continues to accompany new and established kehillot, working to facilitate congregants’ journeys to owning their Judaism. He is a staunch supporter of religious pluralism in Israel and works in the wider community to reconnect the unaffiliated to their Jewish tradition.