Rose Lee and Gordon Goldberg, honorees from Congregation Brith Sholom, demonstrate that Jewish values can be transmitted through volunteerism and professional work. Gordon, a William Allen High School teacher, Lehigh University Ph.D. graduate and Kutztown University history professor, wrote his doctoral thesis and book about Meyer London, a major figure in the Jewish Labor Movement and a three-term U.S. Congressman. He created a CBS Community Election Series with Chris Borick from Muhlenberg College and worked with Dr. Peter Pettit at Muhlenberg’s Institute for Jewish Christian Understanding. He is still involved with Kutztown University, including with plans for a new Honors College. Rose Lee, a speech pathologist and reading specialist, is a life member of Hadassah, chaired Brith Sholom’s L’Chaim Kickoff Event, was Union Terrace’s past PTO President, was a volunteer at Bethlehem Meals on Wheels, and is currently a regular volunteer at the JFS Food Pantry. She is proud to give her support to Jewish causes and the greater community. Both Rose Lee and Gordon served six years on the CBS Board of Trustees. Throughout their 56-year marriage, the Goldbergs support the mantra of “P&P,” Planning and Preparation. In addition to personally sponsoring an Honors Scholarship at Kutztown University, Rose Lee and Gordon are in the belief that our Jewish community is special because there are so many opportunities for people to find a niche to belong and contribute.
Mazel tov, Rose Lee and Gordon, two of our Spectacular Over 70 honorees.