Ari Goldstein comes to Bet Am Shalom as a proud member of the Jewish community, as an educator, and as a licensed social worker, all of which inform his work in the classroom. He is a life-long learner and is devoted to allocating time and creating space for the youth in our community to connect, explore, and express their true selves. In addition to teaching at Torah La’am (6th grade), Ari devotes his time to the greater community by supporting individuals and families through providing psychotherapy and organizing Jewish programming. His devotion to community can also be seen through his devotion to his family. Ari’s in-laws are long-time members of Bet Am Shalom and he is grateful to be teaching Kitah Vav (6th grade) in the same religious school that his wife attended as a student.