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Meet Rabbi Leo Fuchs

Rabbi Leo Fuchs
Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Leo Fuchs, our new Assistant Rabbi, will be a full member of our clergy team. His role will focus specifically on amplifying connection with families during the b-mitzvah years and beyond. He will be a dedicated presence with our 7th-12th graders and their families.

Rabbi Leo has served as the Rabbi Educator at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco since July 2023, and held the role of Director of Youth and Family Education from 2020-2023. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2023. Prior to entering rabbinical school, Rabbi Leo worked in the Oakland public school system as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and for eleven years as the founding principal of Learning Without Limits Elementary School. He holds an M.A. in Education from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters in Non-Profit Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University. As a student at HUC-JIR, he received the Professor Stanley Gevirtz Award for Excellence in Bible, the Lorraine Helman Rubin Memorial Prize for Scholarly Writing, and the Louis and Minnie Raphael Memorial Prize for Outstanding Service to a Small Congregation.

Rabbi Leo lives in San Francisco with his wife Liz, their two children, and their dog, Nugget.

Thu, July 18 2024 12 Tammuz 5784