Alexander Goldberg Barrister... Chaplain... Human Rights

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Rabbi Alexander Goldberg is a barrister, chaplain, and human rights activist. He is currently the Senior Chaplain at the University of Surrey and Chief Executive of the Carob Tree Project, working on a number of international and UK-based community relations and community development projects. He is the Jewish chaplain to the University of Surrey. Rabbi Alex regularly contributes to Radio 2's Pause for Thought, co-hosts a BBC radio show and was a member of the BBC's Religion and Ethics Conference.

He chairs the English Football Association's Faith Task force and was the inaugural co-chair of the Faiths Forum for London. He served as an advisor and then Chaplain to the Paralympic and Olympic Games and was recognized by the US State Department and International Olympic Peace Truce body for his work on bringing together communities during the Games. Recently the UK Prime Minister involved him in his football and racism summit. Alex also worked with the Mayor of London to develop the Mayor's Faith Conference. Alex addressed the inaugural session of the UN Human Rights Commission in 2006 as chair of the CCJO - René Cassin. He served on two Ministerial steering groups at the Department for Education and an advisor to the the Department of Communities and Local Government's Together in Service programme.

He has a passion for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation in peace building and developing human rights. In 2015-2016 he has been made an International Ambassador for Peace by KAICIID, an inter-governmental body based in Vienna and made an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow.

He has raised millions for charitable and education causes. In the last few years he has become a regular contributor to television, radio, online and print media. He is a regular speaker at international symposium and conferences. He can be contacted here.

Pause for Thought: Delighted to have been asked to become a member of the Pause for Thought team on the Vanessa Early Morning Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2


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BBC News: Faith Leaders Vigil Outside Westminster Cathedral

Alex Goldberg joined other faith leaders outside Westminster's Roman Catholic Cathedral. BBC News captured footage of faith leaders in from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu communities at in memory of Father Jacques Hamel and other victims of recent terror

Latest BBC Rabbi School Diary broadcasts on BBC Surrey and Sussex

Alex Goldberg continues his latest occasional Rabbi School Diary piece on BBC Surrey and Sussex. This week Alex is looking into healing the rift between communities following the EU Referendum in June 2016. Listen here

BBC Sixty Second Sermon on leadership broadcasts on BBC Surrey and Sussex

Alex Goldberg's Sixty Second Sermon piece on Leadership on BBC Surrey and Sussex. This was broadcast in the aftermath of the death of Jo Cox MP and dedicated to her memory. Listen here

Latest BBC Rabbi School Diary broadcasts on BBC Surrey and Sussex

Alex Goldberg continues his latest occasional Rabbi School Diary piece on BBC Surrey and Sussex. This week Alex is looking into the rabbinic exam process. Listen here

QE2 Synagogue Boards to be placed at Surrey University Jewish Common Room

Two prayer boards that were on the wall of the synagogue on board the QE2 - the luxury liner that was once the flagship and pride of the Cunard fleet - are to come to the University of Surrey… Read more

Alex Goldberg to appear on BBC 2's Living history

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