Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer is Senior Rabbi of Congregation Bene Shalom, President and Professor of Mysticism at Hebrew Seminary, Skokie.
Rabbi Dr. Douglas Goldhamer was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1972, and together with Chicago deaf leaders, he established Congregation Bene Shalom/Hebrew Association of the Deaf in 1972. For the past 45 years, he has been the only full-time rabbi serving a deaf Jewish community in the United States. In 1992, Rabbi Goldhamer founded the Hebrew Seminary, where he currently serves as President and Professor of Jewish Mysticism. Goldhamer has also served as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Gallaudet University, Washington, D. C. He has lectured on philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and prayer throughout the United States.