Rabbi Jay Siegel
Rabbi Jay has envisioned being of service to the community since his calling to the rabbinate. Working to
ensure his vision Rabbi Jay received his B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota, where he worked
closely with students at Hillel in many different capacities, volunteered at Sholom Home, a Jewish retirement
community, and was on the board for Jewish Recovery Network. While applying to rabbinical school he worked
at Hazelden Center for Youth and Families, working faithfully with residents and families. Throughout his
rabbinical studies, Rabbi Jay interned at Beit T’Shuvah, a Jewish based rehabilitation center, and upon
completion of his studies received Rabbinic ordination and a M.A. in rabbinics from the American Jewish
University. During his year abroad in Israel, Rabbi Jay was blessed to work hands on with at-risk youth at
Crossroads, an experience he holds dear to his heart.
Rabbi Jay was Associate Rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah for several years until he finished his position there to pursue
other aspects of the rabbinate. Having enriched his vision to building a community he returned to school at the
American Jewish University to receive his Masters in Nonprofit Management, where he worked as a part time
rabbi for a small start up synagogue. Rabbi Jay pursued his interest in nonprofit work through working at The
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, where he impacted Jewish life through development of the community through fundraising
and community building efforts.
Currently, Rabbi Jay works with his wife empowering and educating families on financial and spiritual matters. Rabbi Jay is passionate
about developing leadership skills and helping other become goal orientated. He continues to work within the Jewish community at a
local synagogue, and continues to officiate at life cycle events, counseling families, and inspire others to the depth and breadth of the
Rabbi Jay resides in Encino, California where he enjoys spending Shabbat with his wife Leah and their family Binyamin, Henny, Sari,
Goldie, Isaac and Mima.