My name is Seth Goldstein, and I am a rabbi. I serve Temple Beth Hatfiloh and the Jewish community of Olympia, Washington (area code 360) and from my perch in the beautiful northwest of the US, I attempt to have a 360 degree view of life, Judaism, community and the issues facing my corner of the universe and beyond. I am both both committed to creating vibrant Jewish community and using a spiritual voice to speak to issues of social justice and common concern.
I am a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, a project of CLAL, and have contributed also to the to the RWB blog at My Jewish Learning. I completed the Clergy Leadership Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. I was a Brickner Fellow with the Religious Action Center, and was a member of cohort 3 of the Clergy Leadership Incubator.
In addition to my rabbinic studies, I have earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, trained in professional mediation, and am a certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader through the Gottman Institute. I am currently a chaplaincy intern through the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Providence St. Peter Hospital.
You can read my resume here.
Note: All thoughts and reflections on this blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the congregation I serve, Temple Beth Hatfiloh, its Board or its membership.