JBS, the Jewish Broadcasting Service, (formerly Shalom TV) is
America's Jewish television network covering the panorama of Jewish
Programs on JBS reflect and address the diversity and pluralism of
the Jewish experience. The service does not represent any specific
movement or organization in the Jewish community
Mark S. Golub's outstanding experience in
teaching and media make him especially
well-suited for his role as executive producer of
Lauded by Newsweek as one of America's
most influential rabbis, Mark S. Golub is
recognized within American Jewry as a leading
interviewer and television producer. His
award-winning national program, "L'Chayim," has
aired continuously since 1979 with a guest list
that reads like a "Who's Who" on the world
Jewish scene. Rabbi Golub's interviews have been
reprinted in Jewish newspapers and magazines as
well as in an anthology published by SUNY Press.
Rabbi Golub is an extremely successful
entrepreneur in the field of ethnic television.
He created the Russian Television Network of
America (RTN) which serves the needs of Jewish
immigrants from the former Soviet Union. The
company now nationally distributes RTN along
with nine other Russian-language channels as the
only vertically integrated ethnic television
company in America.
Rabbi Golub is a gifted teacher with an unusual
ability to explain the genius of the Jewish
tradition and the uniqueness of Jewish values.
He has taught in the CCNY Jewish Studies
Department and HUC-JIR's Cantorial School and
School of Education. In addition, he is a
frequent guest lecturer throughout the country
on the meaning of being Jewish and on
Midrash (Jewish commentaries to the Bible).
HUC-JIR recognized these talents of Rabbi Golub
when they bestowed upon him an honorary
doctorate, describing him as an "Innovative
Rabbi" whose "gifts as a communicator have
helped disseminate the meaning of Judaism, whose
commitment to Torah has inspired and enlightened
the chavurot he founded and sustains, whose
experience and creativity have earned him a
position of leadership in Jewish broadcasting,
and whose spirit finds expression in his
religious conviction and in his artistic talent."
He also received the prestigious Tree
of Life award from the Jewish National Fund in
recognition of his significant work in media in
promoting Jewish life.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel describes Rabbi Golub
as "a committed and passionate television
professional who has enhanced Jewish
understanding in the general Jewish community
through programming he has created for nearly
"There may be no one more suited to head the
first national Jewish channel in America than
Mark Golub," said Dr. Wiesel.
Rabbi Golub's eclectic family background
provides him with a unique appreciation for
every major movement of Jewish life. His
maternal grandfather was an Orthodox rabbi; his
paternal grandparents helped create the
Reconstructionist movement, and his father
assisted in founding the first Conservative
synagogue in Trumbull, Connecticut. Mark S.
Golub was ordained a Reform rabbi by the Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in
New York City.