ELLEN GOLDBERG is a Miami-based author, writer and photographer who for nearly 20 years was a planning and program professional for the Jewish Federations of Greater Miami and Tampa.
With an extensive background in journalism and photography, Goldberg was a correspondent in India and Sri Lanka for The Christian Science Monitor for two years, during which time she interviewed His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his official residence in Dharamsala in northern India and covered the ethnic civil war in the island nation once known as Ceylon. In addition to the Monitor, her works have been published in The Boston Globe, The Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, and Hadassah and Arts of Asia magazines, among many others.
Goldberg’s books include Kashrut, Caste and Kabbalah (with Nathan Katz, 2005), The Last Jews of Cochin: Jewish Identity in Hindu India (with Nathan Katz, 1993), and Ethnic Conflict in Buddhist Societies: Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma (with Nathan Katz, 1988).
As they do in her co-authored books Kashrut, Caste and Kabbalah and The Last Jews of Cochin, Goldberg’s photographs illustrate Nathan Katz’s award-winning book, Who Are the Jews of India?
“One of the greatest beauties of the book is the black-and-white photographs by Ellen Goldberg,” reviewer Savithri de Tourreil wrote in the Journal of Religion and Culture. “All of Goldberg’s photographs are splendid… they give the impression of timelessness. They not only enhance the quality of the book, they raise it to a whole new dimension of worth, beauty and significance.”
Goldberg’s photographs have appeared in one-woman and group exhibits including The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, DC, Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, CA, Florida International University, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
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