Welcome, Rabbi David E. Levy

Temple Beth El of City Island is so happy to welcome our interim rabbi and spiritual leader, David E. Levy.  Rabbi Levy is currently where every Jew wishes to be for summer…at sleepaway camp!  He will be with us starting August 15th, and will lead us at Shabbat by the Sea on August 18th.  Here is his story of becoming a rabbi:

My route to becoming a Rabbi was certainly not a straight line! My first step was on Masada at 5:30 am on my 2001 Birthright Israel trip. As I watched the sun rise out of the Dead Sea, I felt connected to the Jewish people in a way I never had before. That moment catalyzed a trajectory that culminated three years later in a call to HUC-JIR from my cubicle at GE. In between those two moments, yes I got my Bachelors degree in Information Systems, but more importantly I fell in love with the wisdom of the Jewish tradition, and helping individual Jews and Jewish communities thrive. That passion has only grown over these past twenty years as I continue to invest in my own learning and growth, and create opportunities for communities and individuals to do the same. I live in Westchester, NY with my wife Kate, our three sons, Benji, Micah, and Ezra and our dog Gizmo.

Please join us at Shabbat by the Sea, to welcome Rabbi Levy properly into our loving community.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

TBE Board of Trustees

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