Beth David brings scholars and artists of national prominence to our congregation through our annual Rabbi Henry Cohen Scholar-in-Residence and Cantor Lilia Kazansky z”l Musician-in-Residence programs, established in honor of our Rabbi Emeritus and Cantor Emerita. The guest scholars and musicians visit Beth David for Shabbat or another part of a weekend, teaching adults and often children, too.

Recent Scholars-in-Residence have included:

Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman Weekend – Builders, Baby-Boomers and Beyond: This is Your Life, American Judaism and Transforming Synagogues as Spiritual and Moral Centers for the 21st Century

Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman – Sinai and Synapses: The Intersection of Science and Religion

Educator and Activist Matan Koch Weekend – Welcoming People with Disabilities

Professor Steven M. Cohen and Rabbi Marion Lev Cohen – Changing Jewish Demographics and Wise Aging

Artist Mordechai Rosenstein – The Art Within Shabbat and Torah

Ambassador Asher Naim – Israel’s Operation Solomon: 20 Years Later

Since Cantor Kazansky’s retirement, we have welcomed two Musicians-in-Residence:

Noah Aronson

Michelle Citrin