Steven A. Fox

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Steven A. Fox

Rabbi Steven A. Fox is the Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and works with the CCAR’s elected leadership to foster excellence in the Reform Rabbinate through efforts that enhance the personal and professional lives of rabbis.

Rabbi Fox is a former attorney and professional mediator, with 18 years of experience advising individual rabbis and cantors, as well as congregations and other non-profits, on a variety of issues, including contract matters, employment disputes, board relations, charitable gifts and grants, and wellness and other organizational concerns.  He is askilled mediator, having addressed and helped to resolve many diverse and challenging disputes among rabbis, educators and congregations.

A native of Los Angeles, Rabbi Fox was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1980. He previously served as an adjunct rabbi of Temple Isaiah in L.A. where he focused his work on deepening synagogue members’ spiritual lives and growth through Jewish meditation, contemplative practices and text study. Earlier, he served Temple Emanuel in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Temple Isaiah in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Steve has been married to Vicki Reikes Fox for 30 years. They have two children, Bailey and Adam.  Vicki, a museum consultant and artist, has served as founding director of the Museum of Southern Jewish History and is the author of Shalom Y’all, Images of Jewish Life in the American South .