Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood will honor Rabbi Shmuel and Barbara Goldin as guests of honor at its annual dinner on Sunday, March 19, at 5 p.m.
Under their leadership for the last 33 years, the shul has grown to become one of the largest and influential Orthodox synagogues in America.
A spokesman for the Orthodox community, Shmuel Goldin is a past president of the Rabbinical Council of America, the world’s largest association of Orthodox rabbis, and is chairman of the committee overseeing the RCA’s policies and standards for conversion to Judaism. He has been president of the Rabbinic Alumni Association of Yeshiva University and the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County and is on the boards of many local, national, and global organizations. He was on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top 50 Rabbis in 2012 and has been one of the Forward 50, Forward magazine’s list of top Jewish communal leaders. Rabbi Goldin also taught Bible and philosophy the Yeshiva University for more than 20 years.
Barbara Goldin partners with her husband in all of his activities on the local and national level. She has been instrumental, often behind the scenes, in many synagogue programs.
For information, go to www.ahavathtorah.org or call (201) 568-1315.