Rabbi Adam Roffman is a Schechter alum and a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in Political Science. After college, he trained as musical theatre performer at Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan, where he spent several years working as an actor and director. Rabbi Roffman began his rabbinic education at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2013, earning a masters degree in Talmud as well as The Rabbi Max Gelb Memorial Prize and the Israel H. Levinthal Prize in Homiletics.
Before coming to Dallas, Rabbi Roffman served as the Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan, a community known world-wide for its innovative and soulful prayer spaces and its commitment to social justice.
A dynamic teacher and a caring and devoted pastor, Rabbi Roffman feels extraordinarily fortunate to have begun his rabbinic career, together with his wife, Rabbi Shira Wallach, in such a warm and robust community. His diverse portfolio of responsibilities includes a focus on adult and teen education, young leadership development, and holiday programming. Rabbi Roffman serves as an advisor and presence in our Religious School, where, in collaboration with our Director of Education, his efforts to reimagine curricula, create strategic educational partnerships, and develop creative learning spaces for students and parents has brought a renewed energy to our classrooms. Together with Rabbi Wallach, he developed a Young Leadership Institute that has inspired and energized a new generation of lay partners. Rabbi Roffman’s rabbinate also extends into the greater Dallas community where he has developed partnerships with communal Jewish and interfaith organizations.
Rabbi Roffman and Rabbi Wallach are the proud parents of a daughter, Hannah, and a goldendoodle, George. A Baltimore native and a die-hard Orioles fan, Rabbi Roffman spends a good amount of his free time at the Alamo Drafthouse catching the latest new releases and drinking milkshakes.