Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman was ordained in 2006 from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, the Conservative movement’s seminary on the West Coast. While at Ziegler, he was an intern with Clergy and Laity United for Economic justice (CLUE), advocating for the rights of low-wage workers, and co-founded the Ziegler School's LGBT Advocacy group, Dror Yikra. From 2004-2006 he was the founding spiritual leader of the Surf City Synagogue, the Conservative shul of Huntington Beach, CA. From 2006-2011, he was a teacher of Talmud and Jewish Law at JCHS of the Bay in San Francisco, CA, when he also served as coach of JCHS’s Moot Beit Din team, a national Jewish day school competition in Jewish Law. From 2012 to 2017 he served as School Rabbi and Director of Judaic Studies at Denver Jewish Day School in Denver, CO.
He currently serves many roles for the Colorado Jewish community. He is rabbi-in-residence and Spiritual Director for BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, helping reset and guide young adults towards a new and productive path in life. He is the rabbi for Congregation Har Mishpacha in Steamboat Springs. He also has roles in the community as an adjunct teacher for Temple Emanuel Denver and in leading the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Councils new learning program, Adventures in Judaism.
Rabbi Goodman loves teaching and learning Torah and Talmud, and takes particular inspiration from the teachings of the Hasidic masters; 18th and 19th century rabbis who had a talent for making that which is esoteric personally relevant to each and every person. He finds God especially present in song, in mediation, while hiking, cycling, or skiing.
Rabbi Goodman lives in Denver. He is married to Noa Goodman and is the proud Abba of Yigal and Etta Goodman.
Rabbi Goodman tweets on Torah at twitter.com/rabbimarkasherg. He tweets about Colorado Rapids soccer at twitter.com/rapidsrabbi.
If you'd like to reach Rabbi Goodman, you can contact through twitter, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.