Rabbi Josh Levy
Rabbi Josh Levy has been rabbi at Alyth since 2008.
He is a Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College, teaching courses in Progressive Rabbinic Decision Making and Service Leading. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Akiva School. Over the past few years he has served as Chair of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis and Cantors, as Chair of the Standing Committee of the Reform Bet Din, and led the working group looking at issues of Inherited Status, which changed the way that the Reform movement welcomes people with Jewish and non-Jewish lineage.
Josh is passionate about developing innovative and engaging tefillah, and about sharing the joys of high-level text study. His areas of special interest are the Reform relationship with Halakhah (Jewish Law), and issues of conversion and status, having written his rabbinic thesis on Tractate Gerim of the Babylonian Talmud which deals with laws of converts and conversion.
Rabbi Josh leads the Alyth professional team on behalf of the synagogue’s leadership. He lives in Finchley with his wife Jude, son Jonah and daughter Noa.