Rabbi David Stavsky has held the pulpit of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Columbus, Ohio for four decades. The range of his influence on local Orthodoxy as well as on the national Judaic scene can be seen in the excerpt from the National Rabbinic Leadership Award presented to him by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations: "His personal qualities have enriched countless Jewish lives and have motivated numerous young people to discover their roots. Personifying devotion to Torah, courageous leadership... a source of strength and inspiration to the Rabbinate and the American Jewish community." His innovative and often emulated synagogue programs have received national attention and recognition. Rabbi Stavsky has also achieved renown through his numerous books and articles which have appeared in scholarly journals and the Anglo-Jewish press. Rabbi Stavsky's credentials include a B.A. in Psychology, Yeshiva University, Rabbinical Ordination (S'micha), Rabbi Issac Elchanon Theological Seminary; U.S. Army Chaplain; M.A., Psychology, The Ohio State University.
by Rabbi David Stavsky