Rabbi Michael Gold assumed the pulpit of Temple Beth Torah — Tamarac Jewish Center in Tamarac, Florida in 1990. Previously, he served as rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack, New York.

A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Gold received his B.A. in mathematics from the University of California in San Diego. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1979.

Rabbi Gold's previous books are Hannah Wept: Infertility, Adoption and the Jewish Couple, and Does God Belong in the Bedroom?, both published by The Jewish Publication Society and God, Love, Sex and Family: A Rabbi's Guide for Building Relationships That Last, published by Jason Aronson, Inc.

Rabbi Gold has lectured throughout the country and in Europe on sexual ethics, infertility and adoption, family relations, and finding a mission in life. His articles have appeared in Moment, Judaism, Jewish Spectator, B'nai Brith International Jewish Monthly and numerous other publications. He served as cochair of the Rabbinical Assembly committee on human sexuality. His weekly spiritual message goes to hundreds of readers throughout the world.

Rabbi Michael and Evelyn Gold are the parents of three children. He can be reached through his website at

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