Rabbi Michael Gold assumed the pulpit of Temple Beth Torah, Tamarac Jewish Center in Tamarac, Florida in 1990. Previously, he served as rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack, New York.
A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Gold received his B.A. in mathematics from the University of California in San Diego. The Jewish Theological Seminary ordained him in 1979. He received his PhD in the Public Intellectuals Program at Florida Atlantic University in 2016, with a dissertation on process philosophy and Jewish mysticism. He is an adjunct professor of philosophy and religion at Broward and Miami-Dade Colleges.
Rabbi Gold’s newest book Three Creation Stories; A Rabbi Encounters the Universe was published by Wipf & Stock in 2018. His previous books are And Hannah Wept; Infertility, Adoption, and the Jewish Couple, and Does God Belong in the Bedroom? both published by The Jewish Publication Society, God, Love, Sex, and Family; A Rabbi’s Guide for Building Relationships that Last published by Jason Aronson Inc., The Ten Journeys of Life; Walking the Path of Abraham, A Guide to Being Human published by Simcha Press, and The Kabbalah of Love; The Journey of a Soul published by Booksurge.
Rabbi Gold has lectured throughout the country, in Europe, and in Mexico on sexual ethics, infertility and adoption, love and family, science and spirituality, and finding a mission in life. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Moment, Judaism, the Jewish Spectator, and the B’nai Brith International Jewish Monthly. His weekly spiritual message goes to hundreds of readers of all faiths throughout the world.
Rabbi Michael and Evelyn Gold are the parents of three children and one grandchild.