Rabbi Melanie Levav stands in front of a long row of bookshelves. She is wearing a dark blazer and a magenta shirt, and looks intently towards the camera.

Rabbi Melanie Levav

( she/her )
Board Member

Rabbi Melanie Levav is the founding Executive Director of the Shomer Collective, powered by Natan. Shomer aims to improve end of life experiences, guided by Jewish wisdom. Previously, Melanie served as Director of PJ Library in New York, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Melanie has also served as the Assistant Executive Director, Financial Resource Development, and Director of Pastoral Care at the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, a JCC serving the Russian-speaking Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. She has held positions at JCC Association, JDC, and UJA-Federation of New York, in the areas of Jewish education, volunteer management, and fundraising. Melanie was ordained as a rabbi ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, is a board certified chaplain, and a licensed social worker.