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Niles Elliot Goldstein, American rabbi, author. Ordained rabbi, 1994. Fellow Board Jewish Education, 1994-1996.


Goldstein, Niles Elliot was born on February 5, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Melvin Joel and Lois Ann (Rakita) Goldstein.


Bachelor, University of Pennsylvania, 1988;Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1993.


Jewish educator Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, New York, 1994-1995. Assistant rabbi Temple Israel, New Rochelle, New York, 1995-1997. Steinhardt fellow CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, New York City, 1996-1997, senior fellow, 1997-1998.

Prgm. officer/educator Jewish Life Network, 1998-2000. Founding rabbi The New Shul, since 1999. Board directors Union of Councils, Washington, since 1996.

Member committee on interreligious affairs Union American Hebrew Congregations, since 1993, member liturgy committee Central Conference of America Rabbis, since 2000. Speaker, presenter in field.


  • Ordained rabbi, 1994.



National Jewish chaplain Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, since 1994. Chaplain Drug Enforcement Administration, New York City, since 1996. First lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1991-1997.

Member Control Conference American Rabbis, New York Board Rabbis, Shelley Society New York, Academy American Poets, Association for Jewish Studies.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, dogsledding, karate.


Melvin Joel Goldstein

Lois Ann (Rakita) Goldstein