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About Rabbi Dr. Michael Gold

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.



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