Rabbi Hannah Goldstein has been at Temple Sinai since 2013. She loves teaching learners of all ages from nursery school through 7th grade b’nei mitzvah preparation to 9th grade pre-confirmation students. She coordinates Temple Sinai’s adult education program which includes everything from book discussions to weekday mini-courses, adult Hebrew, adult b’nei mitzvah, and travel opportunities in the DC area. Hannah is also active in Temple Sinai’s social justice work, mobilizing congregants for major marches, supporting the Green Team, and participating in the Washington Interfaith Network. Most recently she has been working with the Multiracial Sinai Working Group to ensure that Temple Sinai is a welcoming and inclusive community for all members and to work toward racial justice and equity in the temple and in the larger community. She is also currently serving in her first term as a member of the Mayor’s Interfaith Council.
Hannah received her rabbinic ordination at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York in 2013. She completed a Masters in Religious Education at HUC-JIR in the spring of 2011. She was Co-President of the HUC-JIR Rabbinical School student body and has been engaged in social justice work through her engagement with HUC’s soup kitchen, the American Jewish World Service and the Religious Action Center.
Hannah grew up in Andover, Massachusetts and studied English and Politics as an undergraduate at Brandeis University. Before coming to Temple Sinai she served as the rabbinic intern at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. She also worked as the rabbinic intern at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons and taught religious school at Congregation Rodeph Sholom and Central Synagogue in New York City. She has spent many summers as a song leader and unit head at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.