A Message from Rabbi David Komerofsky


My experience over more than twenty years in four professional settings - two local, two international - has taught me how to translate the theories of Jewish communal life into the practice of real-world Jewish organizations. I've been on boards and coached boards, been an executive director and hired executive directors, been supervised and supervised others, and so on. In some ways every organization and congregation is the same, and in other ways each is unique. My goal is to help organizations, and the individuals responsible for translating their mission and vision into practice, to excel.

This is what sets me apart:

  • Local, executive experience as a Hillel director and congregational rabbi.

  • Global experience as an administrator and long-term consultant for two prominent international organizations.

  • Deep knowledge of Jewish communal life and classical Jewish ideas.

  • A sense of humor about everything. Without laughter, our people have no hope. I believe in bringing happiness and fun to the Jewish non-profit world.

If these comments look and sound familiar, you're not alone.

It takes effort and guidance to break out of a pattern.

My Professional Experience

Temple Israel (Canton, Ohio)

Rabbi (as of July 2020)

Temple Chai (San Antonio, Texas)


Rabbi (July 2014-June 2020)


Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (Washington, D.C.)


Campus & Global Leadership Consultant (July 2015-August 2019)
Associate Vice President for Advancement (December 2013-June 2015)


Texas Hillel Foundation & Texas Hillel Endowment Foundation (Austin, Texas)


Executive Director and Rabbi (January 2006-December 2013)

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati, Ohio)


Dean of Students and Director of the Rabbinical School (July 2002-December 2005)
Interim Director of Admissions and Recruitment (July 2004-June 2005)
Associate Dean of Students (June 1999-June 2002)
Lecturer in Professional Development (June 1999-December 2005)


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