Neal is an engaging teacher and brings his passion for Jewish texts and the values that animate them into every interaction. He was able to connect with our elementary school students, our teachers, and learners of all ages.
—Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles, CA
It was a pleasure to have Neal serve as a scholar-in-residence. The depth and breadth of his knowledge is extremely impressive. Neal used storytelling, music and humor making his teaching engaging, thoughtful and provocative. Each time he taught it was as if he invited everyone in the room to come on an exciting journey with him. We traveled through time visiting ancient and modern texts as we explored different subjects. At the conclusion of each session no one was in a rush to leave. Since Neal is so warm and approachable, many people felt comfortable to speak with him after the formal teaching had ended. Neal was easy to work with from start to finish and learning from him was a treat for my congregation and for me.
—Rabbi Ellie Miller, Temple B'nai Or, Morristown, NJ
Neal is an authentic, knowledgeable, and highly engaging teacher who was universally loved by the attendees of his course for our temple’s adult education program. He’s also a joy to work with on planning and following up. I can’t recommend Neal highly enough, and we are really looking forward to working with and learning from him more in the future.
— Jim Hopper, Adult Learning Chair, Winchester, MA
We were blessed to invite Neal to spend a weekend exploring the important connection we Jews have to Eretz Yisrael. He spoke from a place of personal passion, conviction and wisdom. He led us with brilliance and warmth in text study. He challenged my folks to deepen their connections to Israel through our movement by explaining the resources possible through ARZA. And he also inspired our teens in two engaging sessions. He would be a wonderful choice for any congregation seeking a scholar to help with a boost in Israel engagement. I cannot recommend him more highly. —Rabbi Michelle Pearlman, Temple Beth Chaim, Malvern, PA
Rabbi Neal Gold spoke to our congregation and gave an intelligent and engaging talk. More importantly, he spoke from the heart about an issue we all needed to hear: recapturing the dynamic spirit of Zionism. Highly recommended! —Rabbi Joseph Meszler, Temple Sinai, Sharon, MA
Neal speaks compellingly about the need for Reform Zionism. His energy, depth of knowledge and commitment to Israel and progressive Judaism shine through. —Rabbi Laurence W. Groffman, Temple Sholom, West Essex, NJ
Rabbi Gold is a born teacher who connected so easily to my community, infusing our discussion of Israel with humor, wisdom, and hope. He has a deep and abiding love for Israel and for Torah, and his rare gift is to share that love in a way that makes everyone in the room want to learn more. —Rabbi Beth Kalisch, Beth David Reform Congregation, Gladwyne, PA