Rabbi Gordon Gladstone, D.D.

Retired Clergyperson in Springfield Township, New Jersey

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Rabbi Gordon L. Gladstone, D.D. retired from the pulpit of Temple Beth Am of Bayonne NJ, becoming Rabbi Emeritus on June 21, 2013. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Cincinnati in 1968 and Bachelor of Hebrew Letters, Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, in 1972, 1973, and 1998.

After his 1973 ordination, the rabbi served congregations in Middletown, OH and Fargo, ND, before coming to Bayonne in 1984. As a student rabbi, he served as a prison chaplain at the Southern Michigan State Penitentiary, in Jackson, Michigan, writing his rabbinic thesis on "Jewish Identity in State Prisons." Ordained, he served as chaplain at Southern Ohio State Penitentiary, in Lebanon, Ohio,

He was President of the Bayonne Interfaith Clergy Association from 1990 until 2013, and served on committees of many Jewish and civic organizations. He was recognized for his efforts by the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey State Senate in 1991. At the time of his retirement, he was Senior Rabbi of Hudson County, New Jersey, by length of tenure.

Rabbi Gladstone and his wife Anita now reside in Springfield NJ, where he teaches at Temple Sha'arey Shalom. The couple has two adult sons, Joshua and Jesse. Joshua is married to Kathleen.


"Rabbi Gordon Gladstone is an exceptional man of faith and a clear minded human being who sees world as it is. And all through his professional career/life -- I've know him for over 45 years -- he has maintained a standard that few have met. I have served as High Holiday Cantor for two of his congregations, and they were experiences that have stayed with me my entire life. He is a close friend who I cherish."

-- David Rubens, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble, Chicago IL

  • Work
    • Emeritus - Temple Beth Am
  • Education
    • B.A., Univ. of Cincinnati; B.H.L., M.A.H.L., D.D., HUC-JIR