Steve Leder

Following his graduation from Northwestern University with a degree in writing and a Cum Laude, as well as time spent studying at Trinity College, Oxford University, Rabbi Steven Z. Leder graduated from Hebrew Union College with a Master's Degree in Hebrew Letters in 1986 and Rabbinical Ordination in 1987. He is presently the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, a prestigious synagogue with two campuses and 2,400 members. Rabbi Leder is nearing the end of a 225 million dollar fundraising effort to develop the congregation's historic urban site, which spans an whole city block. A new structure designed by Pritzker Award winner Rem Koolhaas will shortly be added to the property.

Rabbi Leder taught Homiletics at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles for 13 years in addition to his various responsibilities at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. He is a regular contributor and guest on The Today Show, and he writes for TIME,, and Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper. Read More chevron_right