Rabbi Mitch Levine, Rabbi and Spiritual Leader at Congregation Agudas Achim, grew up in a Conservative congregation in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from Kenyon College, he returned home for a year to teach Religious School, organize Hillel activities, attend graduate school in Judaic Studies (UNC) and visit Israel. After subsequently attending the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College for two years, Rabbi Levine spent five years living and learning in Israel, where he earned his ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel and Yeshivat HaMivtar. Rabbi Levine brings a wide range of diverse educational leadership experiences to the Agudas Achim community and the 70 Faces of the Talmud project.
In addition to serving as a congregational rabbi for over a decade in a role that emphasized adult education, he taught several elementary and middle school grades in a variety of school and informal educational settings. Rabbi Levine’s school administration experience includes serving as a Director of Judaic Studies (Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island) and as a Head of School (Columbus Jewish Day School). Rabbi Levine is passionate about educating kids and supporting their growth as they become committed Jewish adults; he finds inspiration in the adage that for every two Jews, one may expect to find three opinions.