Rabbi Yossi Tiefenbrun was born in London, England where he went to school until the age of 17. He then went to Israel to study at the Chabad Yeshiva of Migdal Haemak. Rabbi Yossi then went to New York where he studied at Oholei Torah Yeshiva in Brooklyn for 1 year. He then went as a Shaliach (emmisary) of the Rebbe to help build the community in Leeds, England for a year.
He graduated and received Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbinical College of America in Los Angeles in 2006 with a BA in Talmudic studies. In 2006 he married Rochie Leider, a native San Diegan and together they are building San Diego’s newest Jewish Community in Pacific Beach.
Rochie is the daughter of Rabbi Moishe and Sura Leider who have been Shluchim (Chabad emmisaries) in San Diego for 30 years. Rochie attended Chabad Hebrew Academy in San Diego for her elementary school years, and high school she attended Bais Chana High School in Los Angeles. She spent a year studying in Seminary in Israel and then worked as a shlucha in Costa Rica and San Diego.