Rabbi Susan Goldberg


Rabbi Susan Goldberg isn’t going to stop reminding you about the good stuff. That’s her now, shouting from the rooftops about empathy, love and justice. It’s not just her message, it’s part of an infectious and joyful worldview that has transformed each community she touches. Through spirituality, creativity and wisdom, her leadership inspires care for both the inner world and the world around us. Rabbi Susan is the founder of Nefesh, an open hearted spiritual community capturing the energy and vitality of LA’s east side. A fourth generation Angeleno, she has a special focus on revitalizing LA’s east side Jewish community to again be an active part of the multicultural beauty of these neighborhoods. She led the renewal of the historic Wilshire Blvd Temple in Koreatown and Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park. She also served as rabbi in residence for East Side Jews, a project of the SIJCC. She serves on the advisory board of New Ground: A Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change and on the Interfaith Clergy Roundtable for the Department of Mental Health. She spearheaded the pilot program of Second Nurture supporting kids in the LA County foster care system. She is a national board member for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and Rabbi Susan recently wrapped up as Rabbi consultant for the groundbreaking television program Transparent.