Henry Goldschmidt is a cultural anthropologist, community educator, interfaith organizer, and scholar of religion. He is currently the Director of Programs at the Interfaith Center of New York, where he develops and facilitates education and social action programs for a range of audiences, including religious and civic leaders, K-12 teachers and students, social service and mental health professionals, and the general public. Goldschmidt received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2000, and taught religious studies and cultural anthropology at Wesleyan University and elsewhere before joining the staff at the Interfaith Center in 2010. He is the author of Race and Religion among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights, an ethnography of Black-Jewish difference in a contested Brooklyn neighborhood, as well as other scholarly and popular publications on American religious diversity and K-12 religious studies pedagogy. He is a life-long, fanatic New Yorker, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children.
Biography current as of February 10, 2020