Rabbi Susan Goldberg

Rabbi Susan Goldberg came to Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown in 2013. A fourth-generation Angeleno, she is thrilled to continue her focus on renewing LA’s east-side Jewish community to help it once again be an active part of the multicultural beauty of these neighborhoods. She brings a spiritual depth and intellectual rigor to her rabbinate. Rabbi Susan served as a revitalizing rabbi for Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock and as rabbi in residence for East Side Jews a project of the Silverlake Independent JCC. Her leadership has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Lilith Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, the Jewish Journal, and on Southern California Public Radio.

Rabbi Susan was ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. Prior to becoming a rabbi, she was a dancer and choreographer, performing in venues all over the world and teaching Laban Movement Analysis in a number of universities, including Loyola Marymount, Cal State Long Beach, UCLA, and CalArts. Rabbi Susan has also been committed to cross-cultural dialogue and social justice. 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 cofounder 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, a board member of New Ground: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, and is the Rabbi consultant for the groundbreaking television program, Transparent. Most importantly, she dances in her living room with her husband and their three kids.