Contributed by Rabbi Mendy Greenberg, Mat-Su Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch
As part of a seven decade old program dubbed “The Roving Rabbis”, two Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbinical students are visiting the Mat-Su Valley this July as part of their community outreach training. The young rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the road, sharing their love for Jewish life and bringing the beauty of Judaism wherever they go.
Rabbis, Levi Levertov and Levi Katz, will conduct their visits during the period of July 7th-July 27th. Throughout their three week visit, Levertov and Katz will be reaching out to members of the community in the region - most often in one-on-one home visitations - listening, talking and teaching as they seek to reinvigorate people's spiritual connections.
For the rabbis-in-training, this summer assignment will also provide an invaluable on-the-ground experience in outreach and the specific challenges of smaller Jewish communities, as well as a unique appreciation for the diverse composition and needs of communities in Alaska.
Conceived by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory in the early 1940s, the visitation program has been credited with bolstering and rejuvenating countless Jewish communities and individuals around the world.
“The goal is to make the universal message of Judaism accessible and relevant to everyone, in the Valley or elsewhere” says Rabbi Mendy Greenberg, co-founder and director of the Mat-Su Jewish Center Chabad-Lubavitch, who sponsored the local Roving Rabbis visitation.
The program has seen rabbinical students visit more than 100 countries around the globe and every one of the united states. This year, 350 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students have been dispatched to Jewish communities in Asia, Europe, the Americas and beyond. For more information or to request a visit please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Sponsoring Organization:
Chabad-Lubavitch is a worldwide Jewish movement with a two century old religious philosophical system. Considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today, the organization consists of over 3,500 institutions worldwide, directed by over 4,000 full-time emissaries and a workforce that numbers in the tens of thousands.
Dedicated to education, morality and acts of charity, and motivated by respect and affection for each individual, the movement has set into motion an astounding array of innovative programs, services and institutions to serve the needs of Jews and non-Jews alike, everywhere. More information on Chabad is available at www.Chabad.org.
The annual “Roving Rabbis” student visitation program is a project of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, the movement’s educational arm. More information on the “Roving Rabbis” is available at www.RovingRabbis.org.