David Jaffe

David Jaffe is the summer 2019 Rabbinic Fellow at Temple Sholom and will be filling most of the duties of Rabbi Terlinchamp while she is away on Sabbatical. David invites everyone to come by Temple Sholom for musical and spiritual Shabbat Services. Additionally, David’s door is always open at Temple Sholom and encourages you to pop in, say “Hi!” and chat over a few Jewish stories or delve into some texts together. He is grateful for the welcoming nature of Temple Sholom and is excited to be a part of the community!

David Jaffe was born in Louisville, KY and is an upcoming third year rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati. David did his undergraduate work at Centre College, receiving his Bachelor’s of Arts in Music. David attended the University of Louisville for his graduate work and received his Master’s of Music in Trumpet Performance in 2014. While at Centre College, David had the opportunity to perform throughout Greece and Mexico, and studied abroad, focusing on gamelan music in Bali, Indonesia. David was awarded the Centre College E. Wilbur Cook Music Prize and The Centre College John Barbour Memorial Prize for outstanding work in Biblical Studies in 2012. Since graduating from University of Louisville, David has been a member of President Lincoln’s Own Band (as seen in Steven Spielberg’s, Lincoln) and a member of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, performing as a featured group at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, SD. David’s life has always been rooted in Judaism, his love of studying Jewish texts and teaching at Sunday School and Hebrew School. David finds a particular connection in Judaism through Hebrew and the Shofar, both of which, David strives to teach everyone willing to learn.