Rabbi Joy Levitt

Rabbi Levitt is the chief executive officer of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Prior to the JCC, for twenty years Rabbi Levitt served as a congregational rabbi on Long Island and in New Jersey. She earned a bachelor's degree from Barnard College, followed by a master’s degree from New York University and a rabbinical degree from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Levitt founded the Jewish Journey Project, an initiative designed to revolutionize Jewish education for children. As a lay leader, she serves on the boards of AVODAH: The Jewish Corps for Service and The Shefa School, a new Jewish community day school for children with language-based learning disabilities. Joy has worked closely with the Trinity chapel program over the years and is a current member of the board’s education committee. Joy is married to Michael Strassfeld, also a rabbi, with whom she coauthored A Night of Questions: A Passover Haggadah. Together, they have five children.