A native of Chicago, Illinois, Rabbi David Lyon was ordained Rabbi in 1990, at HUC-JIR, Cincinnati. Upon ordination, he served as Assistant Rabbi and Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, Texas, 1990-1997; rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Zedek, East Lansing, Michigan, 1997-2000; rabbi of Temple Shalom, Dallas, Texas, 2000-2004; and, in June 2004, he returned to Congregation Beth Israel to serve as Senior Rabbi.
Rabbi Lyon enjoys the full complement of rabbinic duties in a robust congregation of 1600 families with emphases on inclusive participation in education, worship, interfaith outreach, and Israel advocacy. He serves on the board of United Way of Greater Houston, and Jewish Community Legacy Project (JCLP), and on the ADL’s Coalition of Respect.
In national leadership, he is President-Elect of the CCAR Board (Central Conference of America Rabbis).
Rabbi Lyon writes a weekly blog to the congregation, and can be heard on KODA 99.1 FM, every Sunday morning at 6:45am, and his podcast, “Heart to Heart with Rabbi David Lyon” on iHeartMedia. He is the author of the book “God of Me: Imagining God Throughout Your Lifetime” (JLP 2011) available on Amazon.com.
Rabbi Lyon is married to Lisa, and they have four grown children, Jeremy and his wife, Mimi; Adam; Abby and her husband Randy; and Emma; and their dear grandchildren, Ronen, Annabelle, and Henry.