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Rabbi Yaakov Fisch

Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Yaakov Fisch who is originally from Toronto, began serving as Senior Rabbi at Etz Chaim Synagogue in 2010. He is an alumnus of Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem and the Ohr Lagolah Leadership Institute. Rabbi Fisch received his Rabbinic Ordination in 2004 from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg in Jerusalem. He is also a certified teacher from the Israeli Ministry of Education as well as a Certified Marriage Counselor from Yeshiva University.

He previously served as our Youth Rabbi for 6 years in which he made his mark with the start of high quality  educational and social programming that was enriching for kids of all ages. Rabbi Fisch’s dynamic leadership as Senior Rabbi has resulted in the growth of membership Etz Chaim. His down to earth style coupled with his warmth and love for all Jews has contributed to the increased vibrancy of our beloved shul.

Rabbi Fisch has the good fortune of being married to Henny. They have five children: Rachelli, Tammy, Yehoshua, Shalom and Rina. In his spare time Rabbi Fisch enjoys spending time with his family, going jogging and occasionally being a sushi chef!


Terri Velazquez

Office Manager

Roxi Fonseca

Office Assistant

Tammy Fisch

Program Director

Ariella Hamaoui

Shabbos Morning Youth Coordinator

Joseph Hamaoui

NCSY Director

Sam Clarke

Youth & Team Department

Tue, October 4 2022 9 Tishrei 5783