Ben-Zion Gold is an American rabbi who was the Rabbi of the Hillel at Harvard University from 1958 until he became Rabbi Emeritus in 1990. [1] Gold was born in Poland and is the only member of his family to have survived The Holocaust. He is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary. [2] [3]

Rabbi Gold’s memoir of his childhood in pre-war Poland was widely admired. [4]


  • The Life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust: A Memoir by Ben-Zion Gold


  1. Harvard Hillel
  2. Singer, scholar, rabbi is a man of many parts, By Ken Gewertz, Harvard Gazette , Sept. 28, 2000 [1]
  3. 60's CHAPLAINS REFLECT ON STUDENTS TODAY, By ARI L. GOLDMAN , New York Times, Published: April 12, 1987 [2]
  4. A Sad, Searching Soul , Reading Ben-Zion Gold’s achingly sad, uncommonly beautiful memoir of life in prewar Poland , By Allan Nadler, Forward, Apr 10, 2008 [3]

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