National Synagogue Organizer
Samuel M. Chu is the National Synagogue Organizer for MAZON, guiding synagogue partners in leading local and regional advocacy campaigns around issues of food insecurity. In addition to his work at MAZON, Samuel serves as the Chair and President of OneLA-Industrial Areas Foundation, and Board Chair of 1010 Development Corporation. He advises a variety of nationally recognized groups, including IKAR and Consumer Watchdog. Samuel is a fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at University of Southern California and teaches at the Episcopal School at Claremont School of Theology. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences and training institutes hosted at the Hebrew Union College, American Jewish University, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the United States Student Association, among others. Prior to joining MAZON in 2011, Samuel was the Executive Director of California Faith for Equality and California Faith For Equality Action Fund. He holds a M.Div. in Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary and a B.A. in political science from UC San Diego.