Rabbi Barbara Goldman-Wartell provides spiritual leadership, teaches classes for adults and children, conducts worship services and life cycle ceremonies and works with the congregation to achieve its goals. She was ordained and received her doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She also has an MSW and additional hospital chaplaincy and interim rabbinical training.
Rabbi Barbara is shown in the black and white photo below in her 1985 graduating class from HUC-JIR. She is third from the left in the front row.
She is active in interfaith groups in Broome County. She is available to meet with congregants and the larger community. She works in coordination with a local Jewish physician for Brit Milah ceremonies.
Temple Concord encourages a Simchat Bat ceremony at the temple for naming a baby girl. Rabbi Barbara and Temple Concord welcome those who would like to pursue the possibility of becoming a Jew-by-Choice.