Rabbi Scott Gellman

Rabbi Scott Gellman is the Associate Rabbi at Temple Sholom. He was ordained by Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in May 2017. He received his B.A. from Indiana University in Jewish Studies and Philosophy. Rabbi Gellman also attended Gratz College in Philadelphia, where he graduated, cum laude, with a master’s degree in Jewish Studies and a Certificate of Jewish Education.

Rabbi Gellman’s roles at Temple Sholom include providing pastoral care, engaging with students of all ages, and providing support to the Sholom Justice community group, Or Chadash, Temple Sholom’s LGBTQ+ and Allies group, and support to each and every one of their members.
Rabbi Gellman served numerous Rabbinic roles during his time at HUC-JIR, including: Student Rabbi at congregations in Beckley, West Virginia and Saginaw, Michigan; Chaplain at a Jewish nursing home; as well as Rabbinic Intern and Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Sinai of Bergen County, New Jersey. Rabbi Gellman’s love of Jewish youth work and summer camp were cultivated during many summers at URJ Camp Coleman in Georgia as a camper, counselor, and as a senior staff member.

Rabbi Gellman serves the Jewish and Chicago communities by serving on the boards of the Chicago Board of Rabbis and The Community Mikvah of Chicago.

Rabbi Gellman and his wife Ma’ayan Eckstein, both originally from South Florida, live in the Ravenswood neighborhood with their son Yair, their new baby Amitai, and their dog, Shmooli.