Rabbi Scott B. Roland has served as Rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah in Beachwood, OH since July of 2016. He was ordained in 2013 by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA. Prior to and during rabbinical school, Rabbi Roland honed his skills as a Jewish educator and youth professional. He earned his BA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and his Master’s in Jewish Education from Hebrew College.
Rabbi Roland is most passionate about Jewish pluralism and education. He strives to pass along a model of Jewish life that is living, relevant, and walks the line between challenging and building confidence. Rabbi Roland strives to be an exemplar of Jewish life that is passionate and enthusiastic. He hopes to encourage Jewish living that is rooted just as much in one’s heart and soul as in our sacred rites and traditions.
Locally, Rabbi Roland serves as the Vice President of the Greater Cleveland Board of Rabbis and on the Security Committee and Overseas Connection Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. He is also a member of the Camp Committee of the Mandel JCC and the Board of Directors of the Gross Schechter Day School.
Rabbi Roland grew up in a rural area of Northwest New Jersey. He is married to Aviva and together they are the proud parents of three human daughters and two canine daughters. He is a serial hobbyist and enjoys being outdoors, learning new things, and creative challenges.