Rabbi Scott White

Congregation Ohev Sholom’s spiritual leader since 2005, Rabbi Scott White was born and raised in our area. After graduating in the top 100 percent of Shawnee Mission East’s class of 1975, he scraped together enough credits to receive a Bachelor’s in Journalism from KU in 1979.

A glutton for punishment, he subsequently completed the equivalent of 89 semester courses at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and received a Master’s and Rabbinic Ordination in 1986.Last year, the same institution bestowed upon him an honorary Doctorate of Divinity.

dizzy-rabbi-smIn three days he will celebrate his 60th birthday, and in three weeks his 30th wedding anniversary with Civia, a true hero. Their offspring, Jacob and Benjamin, 25 and 24, reside in KC and regularly sponge Friday dinners off their parents. Dizzy (pictured) is the true love of all their lives.

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