Ari Goldman


Columbia Journalism School

Ari L. Goldman is a professor of journalism and the director of the Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism and the Spiritual Life at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to the religion seminar, Professor Goldman also teaches Reporting, the Master’s Project and a course called “The Journalism of Death & Dying,” which looks at everything from writing obituaries to covering natural disasters and suicide. Before coming to Columbia, Goldman spent 20 years at The New York Times, most of it as a religion writer. In addition, he covered New York State politics, transportation and education. He was educated at Yeshiva University, Harvard and Columbia. Goldman is the author of four books: The Search for God at Harvard (1991), Being Jewish: The Spiritual and Cultural Practice of Judaism Today (2000), Living a Year of Kaddish (2003), and The Late Starters Orchestra (2014). He frequently contributes articles and reviews to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, The New York Jewish Week and the Forward.

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