Authors Posts by Steven Gotlib

Steven Gotlib

Rabbi Steven Gotlib will be serving as an Avreich (Kollel Fellow) at Beit Midrash Zichron Dov of Toronto and Rabbinic Educator at the Village Shul & Aish Ha-Torah Learning Centre beginning in August. After graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in Communication and Jewish Studies, he pursued rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary while earning a Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and an MBA-level Certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship from the Glean Network in partnership with Columbia Business School. Rabbi Gotlib has previously served as Rabbinic Intern at Yeshiva University’s Zehava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought under the direction of Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob of Albany under Rabbi Roy Feldman, Beit Midrash Coordinator at Congregation Shearith Israel: The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, and Grade 7 teacher at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun’s Jewish Youth Connection. He and his wife, Ruth Malkah Rohde, currently live in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He can be reached at

Is Modern Orthodox Kiruv Possible?

Steven Gotlib explores Modern Orthodoxy’s strengths and weaknesses with regard to Kiruv.

What Can We Learn From Louis Jacobs?

Louis Jacobs, the controversial British rabbi and theologian, died 15 years ago. Steven Gotlib reviews Harry Freedman’s new book on Jacobs’ life, and considers how what happened to Jacobs should inform the way we draw the boundaries of Orthodoxy today.

Is Remix Judaism for Everyone?

Steven Gotlib reviews Roberta Rosenthal Kwall’s book Remix Judaism, which has an important message about navigating Jewish practice in the modern world for non-Orthodox and Orthodox Jews alike.

Theologies of Prayer: Dov Singer and Arthur Green in “Conversation”

Steven Gotlib explores similarities between Rabbis Dov Singer and Arthur Green in their models of prayer and how this model can make prayer meaningful even when experiencing doubts in one’s faith.