Meet the Clergy

Joshua Hoffer Skoff

Senior Rabbi, Leighton A. Rosenthal Chair in Rabbinics

 

Rabbi Skoff joined Park Synagogue in 1990. Rabbi Skoff has been recognized by The Jewish Forwards as one of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis." He is a much-beloved leader and friend among our congregations and the greater community. His intellect and warmth make everyone feel welcome. He brings our congregation together through sermons, weekly emails, classes and outreach to young and older. Rabbi Skoff personalizes Judaism to make it relevant in our day-to-day lives. 

Rabbi Skoff I Email

Sharon Young Marcus

Associate Rabbi

 

Whether Rabbi Marcus is leading a preschool class in song, teaching an adult Bat Mitzvah group, supervising the youth program, or enlightening the congregation from the Bima, her love for Judaism and its mitzvot is clear. Rabbi Marcus has inspired the Park community with her energetic and thoughtful manner since joining us in 1999.

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Milton B. Rube

Rabbi-in-Residence

 

Rabbi Rube, an active member of the Cleveland Jewish community for more than 50 years, was the founding Rabbi of Congregation Bethaynu. As our Rabbi-in-Residence, he is a valuable resource to congregants seeking advice and Jewish wisdom at various stages of their lives.

Rabbi Rube

Misha Pisman

Cantor

 

Cantor Pisman’s beautiful tenor voice has been heard at Park since 1999. He has performed as a soloist and presented concerts throughout the United States and abroad. Cantor Pisman was the first Russian Jew to graduate as a Cantor from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He trains the adult and volunteer choirs, leads the Sunday School in prayer and shapes the liturgy during Shabbat and holiday services.

Cantor Pisman I Email

Gadi Galili

Ritual Director

 

Gadi Galili was born in Jerusalem, Israel, where he was an officer in the Israel Defense Forces and graduated from the Hebrew University. In 1999, Gadi became Park’s Ritual Director. He prepares B’nei Mitzvah students, chants Torah readings, coordinates minyan services, and supervises our kosher kitchens. Gadi joyfully advises congregants in their daily observance.

Gadi Galili I Email

Professional Staff

Our Staff is professional, skilled, energetic members of the Park Synagogue Team and support our members and clergy to realize their goals and aspirations.