Our Clergy

Rabbi

Temple Or Hadash is currently in the process of searching for a permanent rabbi.  During this upcoming year, 2018-2019, we are very blessed to be served by Student Rabbi Scott Goldberg, Rabbi Lynne Goldshmith and by our Cantorial Soloist, Natalie Fields.

Scott GoldbergScott Goldberg is a third-year rabbinical student at the HUC-JIR in Los Angeles. Previously, he served as a rabbinic intern at Kehilat Birkat Shalom in Gezer, Israel as well as a Levite Fellow for Nava Tehila, a musically diverse and progressive community in Jerusalem. Prior to enrolling in rabbinical school, he lived in the Greater Boston area teaching 1st grade at the Maimonides School and serving as program coordinator and B’nei Mitzvah tutor at Online Jewish Learning. In his spare time, Scott song-led and served on the board of the Riverway Project, Temple Israel of Boston’s young professional cohort, volunteered with Jewish Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and participated in Yetzira, a fellowship-funded songwriters collective bringing musicians together through Jewish text. Formerly, Scott worked as an associate consultant at a boutique strategy consulting firm, focusing on product placement and go-to-market strategy. Scott graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College in 2014, holding a BA in Economics and minors in Music and Italian. Scott grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where he and his family are members of Temple Israel and the Tri-Faith Initiative. Recreationally, Scott enjoys cycling, cross-country skiing, and writing music to Jewish text. Scott is very excited to develop meaningful relationships at Temple Or Hadash this year!

Rabbi Goldsmith earned a BA in History at Marietta College, and an MA in History from the University of Kentucky.   After 20 years working in not for profit accounting, she decided to enter the seminary to become a rabbi and entered Hebrew Union College, earning ordination and an MAHL in 2007.  Rabbi Goldsmith was the solo rabbi at Temple Emanu-el in Dothan, Alabama for ten years.  While there she was active in the Interfaith community, and was on the boards of both the House of Ruth and Catholic Social Services.  She is passionate about Jewish education for both the young and not so young.  When she retired in 2017, she was named Rabbi Emerita.
Rabbi Goldsmith and her husband Rob have two adult sons, Michael and Daniel.  They retired to Colorado to be closer to one of their sons, daughter-in-law and the most adorable granddaughter ever. However, Rabbi Goldsmith has been working part-time since they moved and is delighted to be serving Or Hadash as a part-time rabbi. The collaboration with the other clergy and the relationship with the Or Hadash community has been a wonderful experience.

Cantorial Soloist and Lay Leader Natalie Fields

NatalieFieldsNatalie began with us as a lay leader in 2003, and became our cantorial soloist when Rabbi Ted Stainman was hired as our first rabbi.  She has had private voice training, and her lovely voice and musical interpretations have been enhanced by attendance at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute’s Hava Nashira and Had’rachah programs. She has also furthered her Jewish education by completing a Darshan Yeshiva program.

Natialie earned her bachelor’s degree at Douglass College and a master’s degree in library science at Rutgers University. In 2010 she became a registered health information technologist. She works as the senior health information manager at Columbine Health Systems and is the health information manager at Centre Avenue Health and Rehabilitation. She has two children, Miriam and Noah.We are delighted that Natalie shares her joy of music in prayer with us at most services.