inception in Stamford, CT in 1971,
Rabbi Mark S. Golub has served as the Chavurah's rabbi.
he was ordained
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and was awarded
an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by HUC-JIR in 1997 for his unique contribution
to Jewish life through Jewish radio, television and film.
Golub’s eclectic approach to the Jewish tradition reflects the diversity of his
own family background. His maternal grandfather was an Orthodox rabbi who
received s’michah (rabbinic ordination) in the Musar Movement (Ethical Tradition
of Judaism). His paternal grandparents were pioneers in Jewish education in
America through the Reform Movement and helped Dr. Mordecai Kaplan create
Reconstructionist Judaism (Mark’s bar-mitzvah ceremony took place at the
Reconstructionist S.A.J. synagogue in Manhattan). And Mark grew up in a
Conservative Jewish household which helped to create the first Conservative
Synagogue in Trumbull, Connecticut.
Golub (he is "Mark" to all of us) leads our Friday night services with
song, laughter, and joy (as well as with an accordion). His Friday night
presentations of the Torah Sedra of the Week are based on the marvelous insights
of the Midrash (rabbinic commentary to the Torah) that adds to our understanding
of Jewish thought
Night Adult Study sessions are conducted by Rabbi Golub in the homes of Chavurah
members. Mark enriches our lives with classical rabbinic teachings, discussions
of the contemporary Jewish experience in America, and dialogue focusing on
current issues and opportunities facing Jews everywhere.
members also join Mark for Brunch and Shabbat Study in members’ homes --
consisting of readings of Talmudic and Midrashic passages as well as readings of
contemporary Jewish rabbis and philosophers. Currently, Rabbi Golub is
presenting a survey of source material relating to the creation of the modern
State of Israel.
teaches all of our children on Sunday mornings in a member’s home. Classes
include Hebrew study, Bar/Bat-Mitzvah preparation, and studies in Jewish ritual,
culture and history. Adults are also welcome to attend these classes and at
least one parent must accompany his or her child.
1979, Mark has also served as the Executive Director of Jewish Education in
Media, Inc., the non-profit organization that produces the longest running
Jewish program on the air today, L’Chayim. As the program’s producer/host, Mark
interviews the outstanding personalities on the world Jewish scene today.
is the President of the Russian Television Network of America, a
Russian-language channel for Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Schedule on Cablevision
Sunday at 3:00 PM on national
cable, Channel 77
Sunday at 5:30 PM on Fairfield
County cable, Channel 84
Monday at 8:00 PM on Fairfield
County cable, Channel 84