My name is David Lipper and am the rabbi for Temple Sinai in Houston, Texas. I grew up in Houston and I am thrilled to be back in my old hometown again.

My rabbinic journey has taken me to many places during my career and I have served both as a full- time settled Rabbi and an Interim Rabbi for congregations in different parts of the country. All along the way, I have believed in the idea of Judaism as a big tent, open and welcoming to all who want to enter. People need a spiritual home that nurtures them and guides them down sacred paths.

I believe that Judaism holds the answers to life’s deepest questions. I am passionate about my spirituality and I try to foster the spiritual journey in both young and old. I believe that the synagogue is the pathway through which this spiritual connection is fostered. My greatest desire is to build sacred communities. I believe very strongly in the power of community and the important role the rabbi plays in helping to shape it.

I consider myself a teacher, spiritual guide, passionate social advocate, innovative worship leader, strategic thinker, and driver of innovative congregational programming. I try to foster a sense of sacred partnership and hope to build effective long-term creative relationships with lay leaders and congregants of all ages.