Rabbi Scott Sperling most recently served as the interim rabbi in Frederick, MD from January through June 2017. From 2010-2016, he was the rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Winchester, Virginia. Scott has been teaching at Shenandoah University since 2012. His courses include Introduction to Judaism, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and The History of Jewish Nationalism.
He served as Interim Executive Director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) during 2009-2010. Scott 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., he was the Associate Rabbi of Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, Washington. Rabbi Sperling 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.
Rabbi Sperling has 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, reside in Winchester, VA. They have two adult children, Margit and Eli.