Meet the Clergy
Joshua Hoffer Skoff
Senior Rabbi, Leighton A. Rosenthal Chair in Rabbinics
Rabbi Skoff joined Park Synagogue in 1990. He is a much-beloved leader and friend among our congregants and the greater community. His intellect and warmth make everyone feel welcome.
Rabbi Skoff brings our congregation together through sermons, weekly emails, classes and outreach to young and old. He personalizes Judaism to make it relevant in our day-to-day lives.
Rabbi Skoff with some of his Park Preschool friends.
Sharon Young Marcus
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.
Milton B. Rube
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.
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 leading Kabbalat Shabbat with Park Preschool.
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 enjoys lunch at the Sisterhood Opening Luncheon.