What do seeing oneself as a part of nature and seeing oneself as part of a massive demonstration have in common?
Rabbi David Levy is the Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Succasunna, NJ. A graduate of Brandeis University, he holds degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education. He received an M.A. in Hebrew Letters and his Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH. Rabbi Levy was awarded the title of R.J.E. (Reform Jewish Educator) by a joint commission of the Reform movement and holds certificates in Spiritual and Chemical Dependency Counseling and received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Lieutenant from the United States Naval Reserve Chaplain's Corps.
Rabbi Levy was the founding Co-Chair of the Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy and served as the Chair of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. He also served on the national boards of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Faith Aloud and on the State Advisory Board of NJ Planned Parenthood. Rabbi Levy served as the Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation and was a founding Board Member of Missourians for Freedom and Justice. In addition Rabbi Levy is a member of the Institutional Review Board of the Institute for Family Health. He was also an Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Missouri/St. Louis and spent two years as Jewish Chaplain for the Federal Penitentiary at Marion, IL.