Reb Lisa Levine Joins Seaside Jewish Community as Religious Leader
Seaside Jewish Community of Rehoboth Beach is pleased to announce that Cantor/Rabbinic Pastor Lisa Levine has become its new Religious Leader.
Reb Lisa, using the title ‘Reb’ signifying the pastoral focus of her rabbinic studies, succeeds Rabbi Beth Cohen, Seaside’s first religious leader, who retired this year and who will remain Rabbi Emeritus.
“Reb Lisa Levine is a welcome addition to the Seaside community,” says Buddy Feldman, co-president of Seaside Jewish Community. “She brings a special talent in music and a passion for new ideas and expanded programming. We look forward to seeing how her creativity will bring new energy to all of our spiritual and educational activities. I look forward to working with her for many years to come.”
Reb Lisa said she is honored to step into Rabbi Beth’s shoes. “I am in awe to take these reins,” she says. “Rabbi Beth has built a strong congregation. I see Seaside as a wheel with all of us connected to the spiritual center. I want to be of service and I am here to help guide this wheel. It is all about relationships.”
Buddy Feldman adds, “Rabbi Beth Cohen, Seaside Jewish Community’s first spiritual leader, has been instrumental in the success and growth of Seaside, in terms of its inclusive approach, increasing membership, and participation in interfaith activities in the larger Sussex County community.”
Reb Lisa and her husband, Andy Levine, will divide their time between homes in Rehoboth Beach and Brooke-ville, Maryland. Reb Lisa has been serving as a Cantor for nearly 30 years. Over the past 10 years, she served as the cantor at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase and has been active with the Jewish Social Services Agency in Montgomery County. She is a nationally recognized songwriter, having released multiple albums.▼