In 1992, Rabbi Joshua Hoffer Skoff succeeded Rabbi Elkins as Senior Rabbi. Under Rabbi Skoff's leadership the congregation has experienced extraordinary growth. Membership has climbed to 1800 families. Our school population has tripled, and our financial position greatly strengthened. In 1991 it was determined that a series of special fund raising events although successful, could not bridge the gap between dues income and a number of new areas needed to be preserved and maintained. In order to meet these needs, the XXI Century Endowment Fund Campaign was launched. The drive surpassed its goal and has provided grants to the synagogue to fund projects not able to be undertaken through the regular budgetary process. Over the past six years Park has been honored with six Solomon Schechter Synagogue of Excellence Awards from United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism. Selected areas of recognition include: Library Computerization, Strategic Planning, Access and Concern for the Disabled, Programs and Celebrations, and two in the Category of Fundraising.
During Rabbi Skoff's tenure, our adult education offerings continue to attract all ages, and topics of study have included Bible, Talmud, and Hebrew Study, as well as mini-courses that encourage individuals towards enhanced observance and increased knowledge of religious services. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvahs have been a natural outgrowth of the increased attention on adult education. In addition, education and religious programming is enhanced by Rabbi Skoff's Sermon Series which attracts the larger community to Park.
In 2001, A Capital and Restoration Campaign was initiated, in order to build an entirely new facility to serve as the New Park Synagogue East. This new building was completed and dedicated in August 2005. Along with a newly refurbished Park Synagogue Main, this new facility greatly enhances the programs and options available to the Park community. Shabbat Friday evening services, as well as Hebrew School, Sunday School which includes Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club and Rabbi Skoff's Adult Sunday Bible Study Class are being held regularly at this state-of-the-art Synagogue located in Pepper Pike, an Eastern suburb of Cleveland Park East features a Sanctuary of adjustable size, which can be utilized for both small and large worship services. The Sanctuary and Social Hall can be adapted to 190 seats, or for as many as 700 seats for larger gatherings. The Park Day Camp and Park Preschool are also located at the new Park East.