Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia
Advisor & J Leaders Academy Facilitator
“If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible.”Rabbi NachmAn of Breslov
WHY J LEADERS?
I’m thrilled to be connected with J Leaders. My engagement with J Leaders allows me to explore Jewish approaches to leadership with bright, energetic young leaders who fill me with optimism for the future of our Jewish community.
Rabbi Hugh is the Senior Director of Collaborative Leadership and Jewish Engagement for Jewish Silicon Valley. He previously served as Jewish Community Liaison for VITAS Healthcare and prior to that, spent ten years teaching Jewish Studies at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, where he served most recently as Director of Israel and Jewish Studies Curricula. After studying at Deep Springs College, he earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in English Literature from UC Berkeley and received his rabbinical training from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has completed both the Rabbinic Leadership Training Program and the Tikkun Middot Training Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and is a fellow of the Mandel Executive Leadership Program. He teaches and lectures on topics including parenting, Jewish meditation, Jewish perspectives on the afterlife, ethical dilemmas in extending life, and reading and writing ethical wills.