Rabbi Scott Sperling currently serves as the rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Winchester, Virginia. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Religion Department of Shenandoah University. Most recently he was the Interim Executive Director of ARZA – The Association of Reform Zionists of America. From 2001-2009, Rabbi Sperling was the director of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Mid-Atlantic Council and was based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the staff of the Union for Reform Judaism, he was the Associate Rabbi for Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, Washington. Rabbi Sperling taught at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle for six years in both the Judaic studies department and as Coordinator of the Computer and Multimedia Center. From 1990 – 1997, he served as a part-time rabbi for many of the smaller Jewish communities in Washington State. From 1995-1997, Rabbi Sperling’s monthly column about Jewish life and culture on the Internet, CyberTribes, appeared in Jewish newspapers across the country.
Rabbi Sperling has also served congregations in New York and Los Angeles, including seven years with the Synagogue for the Performing Arts. Sperling received an A.B degree from UCLA and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York campus in 1976.
Rabbi Scott Sperling and his wife, Laura, reside in Winchester, Virginia. They have two children, Margit (Ruben)and Eli.