Prior to coming to the JCC, Rabbi Joy Levitt served as a congregational rabbi on Long Island and in New Jersey for 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, followed by a master’s degree from New York University and a rabbinical degree from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Levitt founded the Jewish Journey Project, an initiative designed to revolutionize Jewish education for children. As a lay leader, she serves on the boards of Avodah: The Jewish Corps for Service and The Shefa School, a new Jewish community day school for children with language-based learning disabilities. Joy is married to Michael Strassfeld, also a rabbi, with whom she co authored A Night of Questions: a Passover Haggadah. Together, they have five children.