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Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss received his Smicha (ordination), Masters in Jewish Education and Masters in Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1998 and 1999. He was ordained at the Cincinnati Campus, after having studied at HUC in Jerusalem and Los Angeles as well as the University of Judaism Rabbinic program. In his first pulpit at Temple Emanuel as the Rabbinic Director of Education and Outreach, he served the Jewish community of Birmingham, AL for 12 years. In 2013, Rabbi Scott became the founding Rabbi of Shma Koleinu in Houston, TX.

Program Manager

Holly Hunsicker received her BS in ElemEd from the University of Houston.  She had been serving as Shma Koleinu’s voluntary Administrative Assistant and Database Manager for 5 years before coming on staff in August of 2019.   She brings to Shma Koleinu years of wearing many different hats from primary teacher, telecommunication’s sales, to her favorite, mother of two accomplished adults.  Her children are Suz Cuellar, MSW, living and working in Chicago, and her son, Aaron (Hillary) Valor, who works in Houston and lives with his wife and child in Spring.  Her pride and joy is her grandson, Nolan.


Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782