Rabbi James Stone Goodman serves Congregation Neve Shalom and the Central Reform Congregation, in St. Louis, Missouri.
He has created seven CDs to date, the most recent "Book of Healing" and “The Book of Splendor” and "Eight Nights" with the Brothers Lazaroff and sidekick Will Soll. He integrates story, poetry, and music in a performance art form. He recently finished an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He plays guitar, oud, and percussion. His work is available on two websites: stonegoodman.com and neveshalom.org.
Rabbi Goodman created Shalvah, an outreach on addictions, as a project of Congregation Neve Shalom. Neve Shalom also sponsors the Jewish Prison Outreach and JAMI StL, a compassionate approach to mental illness.
Rabbi Goodman is a teacher of meditation and writes and lectures frequently on the techniques of spiritual development. His special interest is the subject of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah.
Rabbi Goodman writes fiction, poetry, and leads a musical group producing original music, combining story, poetry, and music in a performance art mix. He has produced six CDs, available at www.stonegoodman.com.
He is married to Rabbi Susan Talve. They have three children, which are his only real accomplishment.