Hayley is looking off camera and speaking to someone. She is sitting behind a shtender and wearing a mustard cardigan.

Hayley Goldstein

( she/her )
SVARA Fellow

Rabbi Hayley Goldstein received her smicha and MA in Jewish studies from Hebrew College Rabbinical School in 2019. As an Cohort One Fellow of the SVARA Teaching Kollel, she is passionate about facilitating encounters with Jewish texts for all ages, and enjoys watching people (kids and adults alike) claim the text as their own and fall in love with it.

Blog posts by Hayley Goldstein

Mishnah Yoma Chapter 1 Mishnah 1 Pt. 2

מִבֵּיתוֹ לְלִשְׁכַּת פַּלְהֶדְרִין …from his house to the Chamber of Parhedrin. A reminder that our new Masechet is discussing Yom…

Torah for Sleepless Nights

Sometimes, I have sleepless nights. Not because I am out partying (I wish) or because I’m up writing papers or…

The Resilience of Crying Out

I don’t have a single relationship that wasn’t changed, or at least challenged, by the pandemic. Discussions around podding, practices,…

Between the Suns

It seems that no matter what time the sun sets on Friday evening, there is never enough time. It’s a…

Becoming Forever Upside-Down

I never thought I’d spend Purim day on the phone with Wildlife Rescue trying to save a small, injured bird.…