Rabbi Shmuel Goldin – A Scholar in Spotlight

Since 1984, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has served in the capacity of a spiritual leader for Congregation Ahavath Torah, located in Englewood New Jersey. Ahavath Torah’s large membership of more than 700 families makes it the largest orthodox synagogue in Northern New Jersey.

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has received many awards for his work including the following:

• Bnei Akiva – Rabbinic Leadership Award (1997)
• Hebrew Free Burial Society
• Jewish Week’s “40 under 40”
• Orthodox Union – Rabbinic Leadership Award (1986)
• Shaare Zedek Hospital
• Shvut Ami
• Sinai Learning Disabilities Program of Bergen Country (1987)
• The Jewish Standard’s 1994 Newsmaker of the Year
• Yachad
• Yeshiva University – Rabbinic Alumni Award (1991)
• Yeshivat Shaalvim

Rabbi Goldin is widely known as an articulate spokesman who has a unique and innovative approach to studying Jewish law and identity that has been exceptionally well received by traditional and non-traditional Jewish audiences. As a scholar and a teacher he has served as the founding director and lecturer at The Eve Flechner Torah Institute, an instructor at Isaac Breuer College and Yeshiva University, he has been a past president of Rabbinic Alumni of Yeshiva University and of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County.

He has also served as a faculty member of many other educational institutions and prominent Jewish organizations. Prior to becoming president of the Rabbinical Council of America, Rabbi Goldin served as vice president of the organization for two years.

Rabbi Goldin is not afraid to take risks and has led congregational missions to Israel during times of crisis, and did lead his congregation to Israel during the Iraqi scud attacks. He led 250 people to Israel in August of 2002 as part of the first international “Rally in Israel”. A second rally, Rally in Israel II took place in November with three times as many participants.

The idea of traveling with Rabbi Goldin might be appealing, but you don’t have to wait to travel with him to enjoy outstanding kosher travel. Passover travel tours to Israel and other locations are available as are kosher hotel accommodations at many locations in Israel, Italy, and in the U.S. Leisure Time Tours specializes in Passover vacations that feature quality and luxury at every turn. Don’t stay home for Passover when you can travel in style while adhering to Kosher laws.

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