Rabbi Melanie Levav

“'Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.' This excerpt from Psalm 90 inspires my work, helping individuals and families to access Jewish wisdom to live lives of greater meaning and connection in the face of mortality." 

About me ...
  • Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary (2018)

  • Founding executive director, Shomer Collective, powered by Natan

  • Board member, Svara: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva

  • Certified chaplain, Neshama: National Association of Jewish Chaplains

  • Licensed social worker

I'm Passionate about ...
  • Helping people to talk about death and dying to live well in the face of mortality

  • Accessing Jewish wisdom to inform advanced care planning

  • Respecting the wishes of the dying

  • Xootring (adult kick scooter)