Rabbi Steve Fisch grew up in Tyler, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in psychology, he attended the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion where he was ordained as a Rabbi in 1974.
He served congregations in New Orleans and in Corpus Christi from 1974-1982. In 1982, after making a career change, he earned his M.S. degree in computer science from Corpus Christi State University. After graduation, he and his family moved to Dallas where he worked in the I.T. industry.
Although Rabbi Fisch left the active rabbinate in 1982, he continued in Jewish community service as a volunteer and leader of Jewish organizations. He served on the board of Solomon Schechter (now Levine) academy during the 1980’s and ‘90s and was chairman of the school board during his tenure there. He was on the board and executive committee of Congregation Shearith Israel and was then a board member, chairs of several committees, treasurer, and vice president of Jewish Family Service here in Dallas. He began at Beth El Binah in the spring of 2011.
“Rabbi Steve,” as he likes to be called, is extremely interested in political and social action. He feels that our highest purpose is “Tikkun Olam” (improving our world) one person and one action at a time.
Rabbi Steve joins us on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, for the High Holy days, other Jewish Holidays and many additional times of joy and study.