As a rabbi and a writer

I hope to reach the seekers, dreamers, questioners and strugglers among us who are tired of the status quo and who crave a bolder, more authentic approach to life, particularly in the spiritual arena. Through my books, articles and teaching, I always strive to face the challenges of the human journey head on, and to learn whatever lessons those trials might offer us.

My own quest for spiritual authenticity has taken me dogsledding in Alaska and sky diving in New Zealand; it has expressed itself in my longtime practice of the martial arts; it has led to the creation of a new and innovative synagogue in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Who knows what the next chapter will bring?

I invite you to join me on the journey. It's going to be an interesting ride.


"Here is a personal journey whose signposts are biblical tales and spiritual insights of the masters. Niles Goldstein asks ever-deepening questions, leaving the reader both uplifted and enlightened."

Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, and author of Why Faith Matters

Rabbi Goldstein’s new book available now

Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting such important existential experiences and themes as mortality, responsibility, forbidden knowledge, sin, and the afterlife. By interweaving texts from the Bible, commentaries, philosophy, psychology, and literature with his own experiences, Goldstein also meditates on midlife. This book will appeal to believers and nonbelievers alike and is aimed at anyone who has ever faced a challenge or wondered what life is all about.

Upcoming Speaking Events

 

Sunday, October 11, 10 am

Temple Beth-El
10001 Columbia, Ave.
Munster, Indiana
219-934-9600

Sunday, October 18, 2 pm

Unity Lutheran Church
1212W. Balmoral Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
773-878-4747

Sunday, November 15, 10 am

Monday, November 16, 7 pm
Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers
Elmira, New York
607-734-8122

Friday, November 20, 8pm

Emanuel Congregation
5959 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois
773-561-5173

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 10 am

Temple Judea of Bucks County
38 Rogers Road
Furlong, Pennsylvania
215-348-5022

"I have come to show you a new way that is ancient."

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav