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Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram, MSW, also directs Reclaiming Judaism.org & Bmitzvah.org.
A Covenant Foundation Award finalist for excellence as a Jewish educator, she was dubbed "Reb Goldie" by a Squarer rebbe in the Ukraine while teaching for
Project Kesher post-Perestroika. Inventor and original co-anchor and producer of Health Watch for NBC TV 40, she presently teaches Jewish Bioethics and
Pastoral Counseling for the Aleph Ordination Program. Along her life path thus far Rabbi Milgram has served as a Dean at The Academy for Jewish Religion,
a Jewish Federation executive, Hillel director, pulpit rabbi, Jewish newspaper editor, religious school principal, Jewish camping innovator,
founder of the nation's third Holocaust archive as well as serving at Princeton University, the 92nd St Y, Esalen, Bard & Gettysburg Colleges,
Elat Chayyim, National Havurah Institute, and as a speaker, service, ritual and workshop leader in over 100 cities and 29 countries.
She is presently passionately spearheading the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Institute Initiative, researched under a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation,
it will focus on creating meaningful and effective ways of preparing students for Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Rabbi Milgram is author of:
Her guest columns have also appeared in Belief.net, Moment Magazine & the New York Times Op-Ed.
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The following is a list of articles through the middle of 2010.
- April 2010: Hope from Trauma
- February 2010: Engaging New Torah Queries
- December 2009: Filmmaker Extraordinaire,
Vaccinations and Judaism,
New Jewish Publishing
Thing or It
- November 2009: Like Daughter, Like Dad
- September 2009: Selichos 1939 and
New Jewish Art
- August 2009: How the Media has Changed Jewish Life
- June 2009: Menucha Chana Levin, My Fifth Trip to Tunisia, and What Is Next for Kosher Living?
- April 2009: Becoming a Jew and A Taste of Freedom at the Seder
- February 2009: Herman Rosenblat and the Cult of Good Feeling and Why’s a Nice Jewish Girl Spending a Year in Syria?
- December 2008: Moving from Horror to Holiness and Let LimmudPhilly Bring Us All Together
- November 2008: Abortion Rights
- October 2008: Siddur & Zmanim for iPhone/iPod Touch and The Kosher Debacle: Ethics, Shame and the Teshuvah of Our People
- September 2008: Judaism’s perspectives on Organ Donation After Death
- August 2008: 250 Africans Convert to Judaism
and Rethinking Jewish Environmentalism
July 2008: Agriprocessor Scandal
June 2008: Leonard Bernstein's Kaddish
and Auschwitz Torah
- April 2008:
The Life of the Skies
- March 2008:
Shall This Too Pass?
- February 2008:
The Honey and The Sting
- January 2008:
Sharing God's Fruitfulness
- December 2007:
A Joyful Noise
- November 2007:
- October 2007:
- September 2007: Keep My
Tongue From Doing Harm, Teach Me To Forgive
and Earth Day is Coming!
2007: Arrival Time
- July 2007:
The Big Picture
- June 2007: Whose
Life Is It Anyway?
- May 2007: When
the Sacred Candle Casts a Laser Beam of Light
- April 2007:
Rabbi Shawn Zevit: an instrumental instrumentalist
- March 2007:
- February 2007: Core Values
January 2007: A Musical MiA Musical Midrashist
December 2006: Ribbon Tying and
2006: Parshat Noah
- October 2006:
Prophecy Sadly Fulfilled, New Year and Nu You,
- September 2006: The Meaning of Being Jewish,
The Meaning Of An Eruv
- August 2006: Organ donation? ,
Halacha Of War, Tahara Experience
- July 2006: Why The Bat Mitzvah Girl Wept
- June 2006: Mitzvah Child and
- May 2006: Travelogue Israel and
Judaism & Democracy
- April 2006: Just and Rightful Authority
- March 2006: Silence is not always golden
- February 2006: What does Judaism have to say
about organ donation? and Gratitude
- January 2006: A Community of Voices
- December 2005: Thoughts on Intelligent Design
- October 2005: Justice, Pursue Justice and Why Are Jews Like Baking Powder?
- September 2005: Is Judaism the Religion of Love?
- August 2005: What Kind are You?
- July 2005: Loving and Listening: Mezuzah
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