Rabbi Gary A. Glickstein
Rabbi Glickstein has been the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Sholom since 1985. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971. Rabbi Glickstein went on to Cincinnati, Ohio to the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and received his Rabbinical Ordination in 1974.
Rabbi Glickstein has served as Assistant Rabbi in Congregation Bene Israel/Rockdale in Cincinnati from 1974-77 and then became Rabbi of Temple Sinai in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1977-85.
In 1985, Rabbi Glickstein came to Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach as a vibrant, young scholar to serve as Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Glickstein's vitality and youthful approach have attracted many new members over the years as he has encouraged a greater involvement of the Temple’s membership in synagogue and Jewish life.
Rabbi Glickstein has distinguished himself as one of the leaders of the Miami community. He is the Founding Executive Director of the Woldenberg Center for Jewish Life and serves on the advisory boards of the Lehrman Community Day School and the Greater Miami Coalition for a Drug Free Community. He is a Board Member and Finance Committee member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. He serves as a Board Member for the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, is a Board Member and Advisory Board Member for the Golden Care Foundation and is Past President of the Greater Miami Chapter Board of American Friends of the Hebrew University. Rabbi Glickstein was also Past President of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami.
Nationally, Rabbi Glickstein has distinguished himself as past Chairman, Executive Committee of the UJA National Rabbinic Cabinet, past Chairman and President of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of Israel Bonds and the Treasurer of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is also a Board Member of the American Friends of ALYN Hospital.
Rabbi Glickstein’s commitment to the cross-cultural community in Miami is evidenced by his position as Past Chairman of the Religious Leaders Coalition and membership on the Executive Committee and Past Chair of the Education Committee for the Miami Coalition for a Drug Free Community. He was also a past Board Member for the Miami Human Rights Commission and the Past Chairman of the Judaic Studies Advisory Committee to the President of Barry University.