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Alexander Goldberg

Alexander Goldberg
  • Judaism
  • United Kingdom
  • Male
  • United Kingdom
  • Northern Europe
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Rev. Alexander Goldberg is a Chaplain and an advisor on intercultural, interfaith and community relations to a large global humanitarian organization. He has set up training programmes for faith leaders and communal professionals working in the fields of community development, international development and social action. He served as the Chief Executive of the London Jewish Forum. He is the Jewish Chaplain to the University of Surrey and was a Chaplain to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is Chair of the Football Association’s Faith Reference Group
and oversaw the completion of both football guides to Ramadan and Tishri in 2014 that were sent out to 30,000 professionals and one million supporters. He was appointed co-chair of the Faith Forum for London in 2011. In this role he set up the Mayor of London’s Faith Conference and partnered with McKinseys and others to create a faith leaders programme. He also established the Shared Futures faith school linking programme. The UK Prime Minister invited him to the national football and racism summit. He headed up the 2012 Hours Against Hate European coalition which won prestigious recognition from International Olympic Peace Truce Committee and the US Secretary of State. He is a national advisor to the Three Faiths Forum. He served on two Ministerial steering groups at the Department for Education and was a member of the HEFCE University Religious Literacy Group. He is an advisor to the UK Government on a major community grant programme and regularly contributes to television, radio, online and print media. Motto: “I will trust and not be afraid” ״אבטח ולא אפחד״

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Development Stage of an IRD Social and Community Development Programme at the University of Surrey

This initiative is designed in order to develop common social programmes together with the support of Surrey Faiths Link and the University of Surrey that focus on learning more about the other and team building on common social issues. It consists of five seminars that bring together seminarians, newly qualified clergy, religious educators ensuring gender and age balance from Catholic, Jewish, Aglican and Muslim colleges in Surrey, Sussex and London as well as newly ordained within the same area.