Rabbi Nico Socolovsky
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky became TBT’s Senior Rabbi in 2015.
Nico grew up in Buenos Aires and immigrated to Israel in 2002. He has worked in many different social frameworks, with teenagers, immigrants, ex-prisoners, underprivileged families, and others. In 2010 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. 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, both in Israel and in New York, in 2013 Nico was ordained as Rabbi in Jerusalem. Nico came to California after spending two years in Singapore, where he offered rabbinical accompaniment and services within Singapore and in South East Asia, as well as worked on his own scholastic and musical projects.
Rabbi Nico is a CLI - fellow (Hazon) Clergy Leadership Incubator dedicated to adaptive leadership and institutional transformation.
Nico has not only assumed the leadership of our shul, but has become a community leader in the Orange County Jewish and general community. He serves in the board of Hillel and the Jewish Federation and is an active member of Fima - Fullerton interfaith ministerial association with whom has led several social action endevors. He lives with his wife Noga, children Amitai, Nitzan and Guilad, and their dog Athena.