Rabbi Dr. Goldmark is a graduate of UCLA (BA in Psychology), Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles (BHL) and earned his MAHL from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1994 from Hebrew Union College in honor of his 25 years as a Rabbi. He spent a year in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University, served as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army and was also a Rabbi at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles from 1971 to 1979.

Rabbi Goldmark is very active in the community. He has been President of the La Mirada Clergy Association and has served as President of the Orange County Board of Rabbis. Currently he serves as President of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and Executive Vice President of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis. From 1993-95 Rabbi Goldmark served as the Recording Secretary of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the worldwide organization of 1700 Reform Rabbis.


After 29 years as the spiritual leader and principal of Temple Beth Ohr’s religious school, Rabbi Goldmark retired in 2008 and is our Rabbi Emeritus.