Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser visited the JEC’s Bruriah High School in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah to deliver a message of inspiration and awakening in advance of the High Holidays.
Often recognized as the familiar, soothing voice heard daily on morning radio 91.1 FM WFMU and 620 AM WSNR, Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser disseminates Torah to tens of thousands on radio and through his many speaking engagements around the world. As a community leader and spiritual mentor of Congregation Bnei Yitzchok in Brooklyn, New York, Rabbi Goldwasser is a noted lecturer who has galvanized audiences from every background with his eloquence and dynamism for almost three decades.
As a veteran in the field of chinuch and an acknowledged expert in educational concerns, Rabbi Goldwasser is consulted on a regular basis. Rabbi Goldwasser’s keen perception and insight, as well as his caring and concern, has enabled him to offer much-needed encouragement and inspiration to countless individuals, couples and families who have sought his guidance and counsel.
At the behest of community leaders internationally, Rabbi Goldwasser travels extensively, motivating audiences worldwide with his divrei chizuk and hisorerus. During the past few years he has made several trips to the war-torn communities in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia, establishing a close tie with its Jewish population, and offering encouragement and inspiration to those who suffered through the war and are now trying to rebuild their lives.
One of the pioneers of the outreach movement, Rabbi Goldwasser has become a legendary figure. He has a special talent to reach and affect the greater community through his warm and sincere personality, as well as through his keen penetrating Torah insights into the human condition. Rabbi Goldwasser is a featured weekly columnist in the Jewish Press and a regular contributor to the Hamodia. He has been featured in special series on WABC and CBS TV, as well as on CNN. He has authored more than ten books, which appeal to a broad readership, on a variety of topics. It Happened in Heaven, Living on the Edge and Missing Letters are collections of remarkable firsthand anecdotes and stories of faith and encouragement. Something to Say, Freedom of the Soul (on the Haggadah), and Tehillim Kol Simcha feature Torah thoughts and profound insights into the weekly Torah portion, the challenges of our times, and commentary on Psalms. Elul and Tishrei are written in a daily lesson format in anticipation of the holiest months of the year and the Yomim Noraim in which Rabbi Goldwasser presents philosophical observations and reflective concepts gleaned from various sources. Rabbi Goldwasser has also published two comprehensive books on the topic of eating disorders entitled Starving to Live, and Starving Souls: A Spiritual Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders.