Rabbi Adam Lavitt is a spiritual director, writer, ritual facilitator, and designer of transformative learning experiences. He offers an approach to Judaism that promotes spiritual wellness and social justice. Rabbi Adam grew up in Northbrook, a small suburb on the north shore of Chicago. He graduated cum laude from Kenyon College, where he received his B.A. in religious studies and English literature with a concentration in creative writing. In 2012, Rabbi Adam was ordained as a rabbi at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. Over the course of his studies, he also learned at Pardes, BINA's Secular Yeshiva, Alma and the Conservative Yeshiva.
Rabbi Adam has taught Jewish text through a variety of modalities at institutions including Hillels, synagogues, and other Jewish communal organizations across the country and abroad. Co-founder of the Movement Minyan, a method that explores Jewish liturgy through embodied practice, he was the 2012 National Havurah Summer Institute Liturgist in Residence. As a CLAL-Rabbis without Borders Fellow, Rabbi Adam offered spiritual leadership to the unaffiliated Jewish community in Providence. He is also an alumnus of the JOIN for Justice Clergy Fellowship, and the Boston Bridges Fellowship. Former Assistant Editor of Zeek magazine, he is a contributing writer to the Huffington Post and has been published on MyJewishLearning, The Wisdom Daily, and Jewschool. Rabbi Adam serves as a rabbi and chaplain at Hebrew SeniorLife in Canton, MA, and as a Jewish Spiritual Director in Providence and at Hebrew College Rabbinical School. He is currently training as a prayer leader through the Davennen Leadership Training Institute, while pursuing board certification as a chaplain. When he is not working, he enjoys reading and reveling in nature. Rabbi Adam lives in Providence with his husband, Alex.
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