David M. Scott, RJE, MARE is the Director of Lifelong Learning and Engagement at Congregation Beth Israel and Director of the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center, the congregation’s religious school program. David has served the congregation full time since January 2014, after practicing law for 13 years in both Cincinnati, Ohio and in Houston, Texas. David was raised in Houston’s Jewish community graduating from Congregation Beth Yeshurun Day School, becoming Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Brith Shalom and graduating from its religious school program, and was both a pre-school student and Executive Director at Congregation Beth Israel (2016-2020)!
In 2017, David graduated from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Executive Master’s (EMA) Program with a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education. Subsequently, David received his RJE certification in 2018 from the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE), a national organization of Jewish educators in the Reform Movement on which David serves as a Board Member. David completed his undergraduate studies with a major in Government at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, followed by a law degree at the University of Houston Law Center in 2001. David is also an alumnus in the Wexner Heritage Foundation class of 2006, a transformative program that was sponsored in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
David enjoys working with his wife, Rabbi Adrienne Scott, Associate Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, and they have two children, Beryt (13), a graduate of The Shlenker School, and Ezra (10), who will be in next year’s graduating class. David is grateful to them and to the rest of the clergy and staff of Congregation Beth Israel including Rabbi David Lyon, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, Temple President Roslyn Fuchs Haikin, members of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the congregation, and many others including his parents, Judi and Dr. Paul Scott, who have supported and guided him throughout his tenure as a Jewish educator in our community.