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Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss was ordained by HUC in Cincinnati, OH in 1999, with an MA in Jewish Education and Hebrew Letters.  He studied at HUC in Jerusalem and LA, as well as the UJ 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.  Rabbi Scott is  the founding Rabbi of Shma Koleinu in Houston, TX.  Shma Koleinu is a synagogue without walls and without requiring a financial or membership commitment, that serves all Jews, Jewish families and those who love them.  Rabbi Scott is proud to be a Rukin Fellow, as he continues to  develop and grown in his ability to serve all who seek out Jewish life and experience.  He especially loves working with interfaith couples and families, because they are often the most open to what Judaism, Jewish ritual and tradition can offer.

Rabbi Laura Sheinkopf is the Director of Jewish Life at the Emery/Weiner School - overseeing Jewish programming for both the Middle and Upper School, and is part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team. Rabbi Sheinkopf grew up on Cape Cod, attended Northfield Mt. Hermon School, and graduated from Columbia University with honors in religious studies where she was a New York State Scholar. Rabbi Sheinkopf attended Hebrew Union College where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

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