Beth Israel Congregation is a multi-generational, multi-cultural community. Our congregation is over 100 years old with founding families still in residence. We open our doors for traditional Jewish connection to a “hometown” congregation that encourages participation of spouses & children as well as individuals and families seeking a social and spiritual community.
Meet Our Rabbi
Rabbi Dov Goldberg
Rabbi Dov Goldberg joined Congregation Beth Israel in July 2019. The son of a Conservative rabbi, Rabbi Goldberg was born and raised in Rutland, Vermont. His undergraduate studies in Psychology and Jewish Studies were at Rutgers University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He did his doctoral work in Experimental Social & Personality Psychology at Columbia University and in Jewish Thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His rabbinic ordination is from RSI.
Prior to coming to Beth Israel, Rabbi Goldberg served as Spiritual Leader of Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson, New Jersey. Among the various positions he has held are Cantor & Education Director for Congregation B’nai Tikvah in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Executive Director of the Commission for Jewish Education and Director of the Akiva Day School in Youngstown, Ohio, and Dean of Students and Residential Life at the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina.
As a rabbi, cantor teacher, dean and educational director, Rabbi Goldberg has taught all ages, from kindergarten to adult. He and his wife Danielle, who is a data scientist, have seven children, three grandchildren and two dogs.
Diverse Jewish backgrounds and traditions in the military add treasured depth and substance to our community. We work in partnership with the committed active-duty and reserve chaplains who service the Jewish community on Fort Bragg to foster a meaningful Jewish experience in Fayetteville including holiday services and pastoral care to both active duty and veterans. Our community believes in creating a Jewish home for single soldiers and military families within the Sandhills of North Carolina.