Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss, director of adult outreach at Birmingham’s Temple Emanu-El, has been named senior rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Houston, Tex. Hausman-Weiss has been at Birmingham’s Emanu-El for 11 years, establishing a wide range of new programming.
The Houston congregation was established in 1944 and currently has a membership of 2100 families. The current senior rabbi, Roy Walter, has led the congregation since 1978.
Hausman-Weiss and his family will remain at the Birmingham congregation through June.
Emanu-El President Mackie Horowitz said “This is a fabulous opportunity for them, and we know that with all they have learned and achieved with us in Birmingham, Temple Emanu-El of Houston will be blessed by their presence and energy.”