A dynamic young Rabbi is hoping to build an “East End” type community when he takes over from his father, Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein at Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue.
Aaron, who lives in Watford, has been profiled in GQ magazine as one of the most dynamic young religious leaders of his generation.
The 38-year-old father of two, who has been married to Tammy for ten years, is aiming to create a community of people who look after eachother like they did in the East End, where people wanted to create a feeling of togetherness for themselves.
He said: “I am not here to judge, I am here to guide, and act as a facilitator.
“I would like to empower people through adult learning programmes, to enable people to put into practice their Jewish skills.”
Rabbi Goldstein, who has been a Rabbi for six years and lives in Watford, officially takes over from his retiring father, who has been the synagogue’s Rabbi since 1970, next month.
He said: “I am so excited about this, it is a growing congregation with young families, who join us from as far as Hampshire, and Milton Keynes.
“It really is phenomenal.
“In fact we are such a large congregation that our High Holy Day services are held in the Colosseum, in Watford, because there are too many of us for the synagogue.”