Ari L. Goldman

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Ari L. Goldman
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Ari L. Goldman on December 11, 2009 speaking at the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel
Born (1949-09-22) September 22, 1949 (age 67)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Alma mater Yeshiva University
Occupation journalist, professor, author

Ari L. Goldman (born September 22, 1949) is a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a former reporter for The New York Times.

Early life and education[edit]

Goldman attended the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.[1] He is a graduate of Yeshiva University.


Goldman is the director of Columbia's Scripps Howard Program on Religion and Journalism, through which he's traveled with his classes to Israel, Ireland, Italy, Russia and India. His former students have gone on to be religion writers at such papers as the Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Baltimore Sun and the Raleigh News & Observer.

Goldman has been a Fulbright Professor in Israel, a Skirball Fellow at Oxford University in England and a scholar-in-residence at Stern College for Women.

Personal life[edit]

Professor Goldman lives in New York City with his wife and their three children. He is the father of the journalist Adam Joachim (A.J.) Goldmann. He is an Orthodox Jew.[2]


  • The Search for God at Harvard (1991)
  • Being Jewish (2000)
  • Living A Year of Kaddish (2003)
  • The Late Starters Orchestra (2014)


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