Ethel & Eugene Joffe


As Temple Beth David announces its 2019-2020 Scholar-In-Residence Program, it also pays tribute to longtime program sponsors, Ethel & Eugene Joffe.

Long ago, Ethel and Eugene created an endowment which has sponsored our Scholar-In-Residence program since 2003.

Since that time, we have been fortunate to host and learn from many renowned Jewish scholars.

Over the course of his lifetime, Eugene was a strong supporter of a wide range of Jewish causes. His hope, and that of Ethel has been that our Scholar-In-Residence Programs will enhance and strengthen our synagogue and make it a valued place for study, education and community within the framework of Conservative Judaism. It has also been their mission that Jewish learning will inspire young families to make their homes centers of Jewish living and instill in their children the satisfaction and pride of Jewish faith, practice and heritage.

It is through their generosity that Temple Beth David has been and continues to be able to bring prominent Jewish scholars into our midst and offer our congregation the highest levels of Jewish learning.