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Rabbi Nico Socolovsky

Phone: 408-358-1751 x4

Cantor Felder-LevyShalom! I am thrilled to be the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Shir Hadash. From a young kid at Jewish summer camp, to a camp director, to making aliyah to Haifa, to ordination at HUC in Jerusalem, my pulpit in southern California and now at Congregation Shir Hadash, community has always been central to my life and experience. From the moment, my family stepped foot  here, we felt the community. Join me on the journey of joy, growth and search for meaning and may we go together from strength to strength.

Education and Training

Rabbi Nico graduated from Haifa University with a BA in Educational Management and Jewish Thought, and an MA in Jewish Thought. Following his studies in the Israeli Rabbinical program of the HUC, in both Israel and in New York, Nico was ordained as Rabbi in Jerusalem in 2013. In 2021 Rabbi Nico became an Executive Scholar in non – profit management from Kellogg School of Business.  He is also a fellow in CLI (Hazon) – Clergy Leadership Incubator - dedicated to adaptive leadership and institutional innovation.

Background/Personal Information 

Rabbi Nico grew up in Buenos Aires and immigrated to Israel in 2002. He has worked in many different social frameworks; teenagers, immigrants, ex-prisoners, underprivileged families, and others. In 2010 Rabbi Nico initiated the Shchuniya, a home for Jewish renaissance, in Haifa. He also worked for RHR – Rabbis for Human Rights – directing the Center for Economic Rights in Hadera, Israel. From 2013 to 2015 he lived in Singapore and served several communities in South East Asia.

Rabbi Nico lives with his wife Noga, children Amitai, Nitzan and Guilad, and their dog Athena.

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