Rabbi David Hoffman is an assistant professor in the Department of Talmud and Rabbinics and serves as scholar-in-residence in the Development Department of The Jewish Theological Seminary. Presently, Rabbi Hoffman is completing his PhD in Talmud, writing on notions of honor and anger in rabbinic literature. His research also explores the development of early Rabbinic Judaism in the first centuries after the year zero. Rabbi Hoffman was appointed by Chancellor Arnold Eisen to serve on the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly.
Rabbi Hoffman is a dynamic and engaging teacher and has taught widely in synagogues across North America; institutions such as the 92nd St Y, the Meah Program and Graduate Institute, the Skirball Center at Temple Emanu-El, and Limmud-England; and as a core faculty member for the Rabbinic Training Institute.
Rabbi Hoffman served for many years as the director of the Eisenfeld-Duker Beit Midrash and as religious and academic adviser to the Mekhinah program of The Rabbinical School of JTS. Rabbi Hoffman was ordained by JTS, where he was a Wexner Fellow.