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The Power of Our Words with Rabbi Susan Goldberg

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Rabbi Susan Goldberg is one of the nation’s leading and most influential living rabbis. Her leadership has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Jewish Journal and Pasadena Magazine.

She is one of the rabbis at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. Rooted in her Jewish faith, she is very active in social justice and community work.  She has served as a consultant to and the designer/facilitator of workshops for such organizations as the Anti-Defamation League, the American Friends Service Committee, and The National Conference for Community and Justice (formerly The National Conference of Christians and Jews), and was the Co-Director of the Human Relations Awareness Program for the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. She was a co-founder of Arts and Action, a community arts and culture space in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of LA. Currently, she is part of the Southern California Muslim Jewish Forum, the Interfaith Clergy Roundtable for the Department of Mental Health, and is the Rabbi consultant for the groundbreaking television program, Transparent.

Beyond all her work, there is nothing that give her more joy than being able to dance in her living room with her husband and their three kids.


Rabbi Susan Goldberg leading a Nefesh service at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

Rabbi Susan Goldberg leading a Nefesh service at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.


3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Healthy, strong relationships are essential in life.
  2. Spirituality is not easy; however, it forms and shapes us to grow.
  3. Love has to do with care, responsibility and wisdom.

Some questions I ask:

  • What’s the story behind becoming a rabbi? (9:30)
  • What are the greatest joys and challenges of being a rabbi? (16:06)

Sneak Peak of More:

  • Being Raised in a Home of Social Activism (2:20)
  • The Core Truths, Values and Essence of Judaism (19:03)
  • The Power of Our Words (21:51)
  • Experience as the Rabbi Consultant for the TV show, Transparent (29:29)


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