Rabbi Andrea GoldsteinScholar-in-Residence
Rabbi Andrea Goldstein received her undergraduate degree in Communications Studies from Northwestern University and was ordained from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1998. She has been a rabbi at Congregation Shaare Emeth, the largest Reform synagogue in St. Louis, for the past 20 years. Rabbi Goldstein currently serves on the Union of Reform Judaism’s Commission on Social Action and the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ Justice Team. She is a board member of Nishma and Metropolitan Congregations United and serves on the NCJW Advisory Council as well as the Advisory Committee of the Robert P. Jacob’s Jewish Fund for Human Needs. Rabbi Goldstein is a graduate of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Rabbinic Leadership Program and the Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teachers’ Training Program and is the founder and director of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis. Her rabbinate is centered around the call for social justice and the cultivation of spiritual practices. Rabbi Goldstein is married to Brett Goldstein and is the mother of Macey, Eli, and Lila.