About Rabbi Gordon Fuller

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Rabbi Gordon Fuller became Executive Director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies in June 2017. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has lived in many different places - primarily Chicago and Texas. Rabbi Gordy has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Northwestern University, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago. His rabbinic ordination came from two Orthodox rabbis in Dallas after many years of study and working in Jewish education.

With a 20+ year career in Jewish education, including positions in both informal and formal settings, Rabbi Gordy has worked with and taught people of all ages, from preschoolers through senior adults. He loves text study in particular, and sees his primary role of rabbi as one who shows people the many different possible portals into Judaism.

Rabbi Gordy is a founding board member and currently Chair of the Board of The Good People Fund, a tzedakah organization. During his 11 years in Waco as a congregational rabbi, he became even more active in social justice issues, serving on the boards of Caritas of Waco, the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference, and the Avance-Waco. Additionally, he is co-author of Coping With Adversity:  Judaism’s Response to Illness and Other Life Struggles.

Gordy has been married to his beloved Sharon for over 40 years. Together, they have two adult children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in Maryland. He is as passionate about pluralism and the environment as he is about his family and Jewish peoplehood. He is also a non-recovering chocaholic.