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Rabbi Scott Sperling

Rabbi Scott Sperling and his wife, Laura, moved to Atlanta in June 2020. He had most recently
served as the rabbi of Beth El Congregation of Winchester, VA from 2010-2016 and 2018-2020. In 2017, he was the interim rabbi in Frederick, MD. Rabbi Sperling was an adjunct professor at
Shenandoah University from 2012-2019. His courses include Introduction to Judaism, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and The History of Jewish Nationalism. Rabbi Sperling is currently teaching his sixth cohort of the Union for Reform Judaism’s online Introduction to Judaism.

Rabbi Sperling served as Interim Executive Director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) during 2009-2010. He was Director of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Mid-Atlantic Council from 2001-2009. During the last two years in this position, he was also a congregational consultant on communications technology.

Before moving to Washington, D.C., Rabbi Sperling was the Associate Rabbi of Temple De Hirsch
Sinai in Seattle, Washington. He taught at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle for six years in both the Judaic Studies department and as Coordinator of the Computer and Multimedia Center.

Rabbi Sperling has been a guest speaker and scholar in residence for schools, colleges and universities, synagogues, churches and such organizations as the American Guild of Organists and the National Alliance for Mental Health and Columbia Theological Seminary.


Rabbi Sperling also served congregations in New York and Los Angeles, including seven years with the Synagogue for the Performing Arts. Sperling received an A.B degree from UCLA and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York campus.

Rabbi Scott Sperling and his wife, Laura, live in Decatur, GA. They have two adult children, Margit (Carlos)and Eli (Mabel).

You can contact Rabbi Scott at rabbi@congregationbethisrael.org.

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783