Rabbi Scott Goldberg

Rabbi Scott Goldberg is a Jewish educator, multi-instrumentalist, ritual leader, and graduate from the rabbinical program at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, from where he also received a Certificate in Jewish Organizational Leadership from the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management. Currently, Scott serves as Assistant Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, CA, focusing on deepening relationships through small-groups adult learning, pastoral support, and multi-generational community programming.
Scott has enjoyed a wide variety of other rabbinic experiences, including congregational internships at Temple Or Hadash in Fort Collins, CO and Congregation Or HaTzafon in Fairbanks, AK, Director of Outdoor Programs at URJ Camp Kalsman in Arlington, WA, High Holiday Student Rabbi at Hillel of Virginia Tech, and musical training with Nava Tehila in Jerusalem. Scott also completed his chaplaincy training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, focusing on health crises and end-of-life for oncology, bone marrow transplant, and geriatric patients. Before matriculating at HUC-JIR, Scott developed as a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies and subsequently as a Jewish day school educator in Boston, MA.

Raised as a fifth-generation Nebraskan, Scott graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in Economics and minors in Italian and Music. Scott’s hobbies include recreational team sports, Shabbat potlucks, and hootenannies. Currently living just outside Culver City, Scott, his wife, Liz, and their robot vacuum, Zebulun, are thrilled to remain in greater Los Angeles.