Uri Goldstein is the Managing Director of the Overseas Program at Yeshivat Hakotel, where he also teaches classes, and Rav Beit Sefer of Orot Banot school in Beit Shemesh. He also teaches in a number of high schools and seminaries, and has served as scholar in residence and guest speaker at synagogues throughout Israel. Before making Aliyah in July 2016, Uri was Rabbi of Congregation Ahavat Achim in Fair Lawn NJ for ten years, and assistant Rabbi at Park East Synagogue in NYC. Along with his wife, Dr. Julie Yanofsky Goldstein, Uri established and directed the Jewish Learning Initiative (now JLIC) at UCLA. The Goldsteins reside in Beit Shemesh with their five children.


Field / Profession: Educator, Community/Synagogue Rabbi

Educator at: Yeshiva, Midrasha, Other

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Jewish Education, Halacha & the Modern World, Campus/Students

Sample Topics - General:
In depth classes on Parsha
Women as Rabbis and Communal Leaders
Heretics Apostates and Sinners
Tricks Loopholes and Legal Fictions
Censorship in Halacha
Minhagim, Magic and Superstition
Redeeming Captives
Entering the Temple Mount
Foundation Stones and Milestones: Halachic and Spiritual Reflections on Education
Moshe: The Man and the Mission
Persia, France and Lakewood NJ: Dealing with Diaspora
Rashi: His Life and Times
Rashi: His Approach to the Torah
Understanding the Book of Ruth
Lomdus and Life: Five Lessons from

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
An Overview of Religious Zionist Thought
What Would the Prophet Zechariah and Rabbi Akiva Say About Modern Jerusalem?
The Miracle of the Hebrew Language and its Discontents
Civilian Casualties in Israel's Wars
The Tragedy and Triumph of Theodor Herzl
A Religious Defense of Zionism in the 21st Century

Links to sample audio or videos:
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/842622/rabbi-uri-goldstein/the-great-torah-commentators-part-i/
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/843449/rabbi-uri-goldstein/vayera-the-pitfalls-of-piety/
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/908160/rabbi-uri-goldstein/the-rise-and-fall-of-noach/
https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/819581/rabbi-uri-goldstein/tricks-loopholes-and-legal-fictions-does-halacha-allow-us-to-deceive-g-d-part-1/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKFC1YWvkzs

Languages: English, Hebrew

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