Meet the Student Rabbi

Each academic year, B'nai Israel hosts a student from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. These students visit 1-2 times a month to conduct services and other activities, while gaining experience in serving a congregation.


2016-2017 : Zachary Goodman

Zachary Goodman was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, the alma mater of both his parents and older twin sisters. He received a BA in Judaic Studies as well as a Certificate of Business Administration. Zachary loves watching sports, reading historical fiction, and playing a number of instruments. He also enjoys traveling, playing golf (poorly), and stand-up comedy. Growing up, Zachary found his passion for Jewish Learning and Peoplehood as a member of the youth group, BBYO. He has enjoyed giving back to this organization over the years since graduating high school. After rabbinical school, Zachary plans on taking a congregational position as a pulpit rabbi as well as pursuing a Masters of Business Administration. He is looking forward to getting to know everyone in the B'nai Israel community.