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A Hello from Youth and Community Rabbi at HGSS, Rabbi Marc Levene

Hampstead Garden Suburb have recently appointed Rabbi Marc Levene as their new Youth & Community Rabbi to run programmes and services for the 1000 members under the age of 21 based in the community.

Although Rabbi Levene’s primary responsibility is working with teenagers, he will also be engaging with all family members, including parents. This will be accomplished through a range of educational and cultural programmes including the Tribe Challenge programme for the youth which is aimed at increasing their understanding of their Jewish heritage.

Rabbi Levene also intends to encourage the participation of young members through mid-week Tribe clubs, the Tribe Learn 2 Lead programme for teenagers, cultural trips, volunteering and much more. He has previously interned as a Campus Executive during the early days of Tribe and served as Campus Ambassador for Tribe in Leeds.

Rabbi Levene’s association with community work goes back to his time at Leeds Metropolitan University where he gained a degree in Community and Youth Studies while simultaneously working for several Jewish organisations. Rabbi Levene has a rich and varied Torah background as the result of six years spent at various yeshivot in Israel. Rabbi Levene is joined by his wife Lisa and  2 children.

Among his hobbies and interests, Rabbi Levene enjoys magic, singing and performing as a chazzan at weddings and is a supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Discussing his appointment Rabbi Levene said;

“The potential of engaging with and being a positive role model for such a large number of young people is an exciting challenge and I cannot wait to link up HGSS with the strategies and programmes of Tribe under my colleague Rabbi Andrew Shaw”


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