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Rabbi Zev Goldberg

rabbigoldberg@bmob.org

Rabbi Zev Goldberg began his tenure at the Bais Medrash of Bergenfield in August of 2023. Prior to joining BMOB, Rabbi Goldberg was the Rabbi at Young Israel of Fort Lee, a position he held since 2014.  

Under Rabbi Goldberg’s leadership, Young Israel of Fort Lee's membership grew by 60% and blossomed into a welcoming and vibrant Torah institution, with abundant opportunities for learning, spiritual development and social engagement. From 2010-2014, Rabbi Goldberg was the Assistant Rabbi at Young Israel of Century City in Los Angeles, a leading West Coast shul of over 500 families.  

Additionally, Rabbi Goldberg is the Director of the Zwas Family Professional Development Program & Irving M. Stone Internship Program at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). In this capacity, he teaches and mentors rabbinical students and early-career rabbis. Rabbi Goldberg teaches Judaic Studies at Stern College and at Naaleh High School for Girls, where he serves as the Chair of the Halacha Department. From 2014-2022, Rabbi Goldberg served as Department Chair and educator at Bruriah High School for Girls.

Rabbi Goldberg values serving the broader Jewish community. He is the President Emeritus of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC) and currently serves as its Treasurer. He was a member of the Executive Board of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and is now serving in his second term as an officer for the RCA. Rabbi Goldberg volunteers as a Dayan on the RCBC Beit Din L’Geyur (conversion).  

Rabbi Goldberg grew up in Teaneck. After studying for two years at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh, he graduated Yeshiva College with honors in 2007 and received his Semicha from RIETS in 2010.

Rabbi Goldberg is married to Dr. Michal Goldberg, a clinical psychologist, who is also a Teaneck native. Michal works as a Clinical Supervisor and Director of Psychology Training at Achieve Behavioral Health in Monsey and has a private practice in Teaneck. She is also a Nishmat certified Kallah Teacher.

The Goldbergs are the proud parents of Meira, Yakir, Elisha and Ayelet. Their home is lively (and often noisy), filled with love, Torah, and fun. The Goldbergs enjoy opening their home and welcoming members of the community.

 

Rabbi David Pietruszka, Youth Director

bmobgroups@gmail.com

Since 2008, Rabbi David Pietruszka and his wife, Leah, have been a part of the Bergenfield community. Raised in Monsey, NY, Rabbi Pietruszka graduated from Yeshiva College and RIETS.  Following his studies at Yeshiva University, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Hunter College in NYC.

Rabbi Pietruszka currently serves as the co-director of Camp Acheinu in Teaneck, NJ and is a Rebbe of 4-8 grade boys at The Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Rabbi Pietruszka has been the youth director at BMOB since 2015.  Under his leadership, the youth department has seen an expansion of youth programs such as Shabbos groups, Junior Congregation, Parent Child Children and monthly events.  

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784