JTS to Honor Roslyn Heights Community Leaders

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

October 2, 2007, Roslyn Heights, NY

Judith and Arthur Goldberg

Community leaders Judith and Arthur Goldberg will be honored by The Jewish Theological Seminary and Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights at a breakfast at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4 at the temple, Roslyn Road at Northern State Parkway. Rabbi William H. Lebeau, immediate past Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and immediate past vice chancellor of rabbinic development at JTS, will be the guest speaker.

Judith and Arthur Goldberg has been members of Temple Beth Sholom for forty-one years, and have the distinction of being the first husband and wife to have served as TBS presidents. Arthur Goldberg, a past president of Men’s Club, held numerous synagogue leadership positions including cochair of the successful Debt Rescue Campaign and chair of the Legal Committee. Currently he is a member of the Endowment Committee.

Judith Goldberg, a past president of Sisterhood and a member of the first women’s adult Bat Torah class, initiated the Tikvah educational program for children with special needs. She was honored by Torah Fund with the dedication of a carrel in her name in The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary. Currently, she is the synagogue archivist and a member of its board of trustees. The Goldbergs have also been honored by UJA-Federation and Israel Bonds.

Arthur Goldberg is a founding partner in the law firm of Jacobson, Goldberg & Kulb, and served as a member of the board of trustees of Long Island University, where he is now a trustee emeritus. An author, lecturer, and moderator for continuing education program in health-care law, he retired as East Hills Village Justice in March after having served the community for thirty-eight years.

After her term as president of TBS, Judith Goldberg served as assistant director and then board member of the Nassau Citizens Budget Committee, a nonprofit organization that monitors the budget and programs of Nassau County. A member of the Long Island Cabinet of JTS and a former member of the List College Advisory Board, she is a life member of Hadassah and a member of Women’s League for Israel.

The Goldbergs have three married sons and six grandchildren.

The cost of the breakfast is $30 per person. Reservations are required by Monday, October 22. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Bonnie Epstein at (516) 496-9525.

Editors/Reporters: For further information please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953.

Founded in 1886 as a rabbinical school, The Jewish Theological Seminary today is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide, encompassing a world-class library and five schools. JTS trains tomorrow's religious, educational, academic, and lay leaders for the Jewish community and beyond.