Joy Levitt is the Executive Director at JCC Manhattan. Prior to coming to the JCC, she served as a congregational rabbi on Long Island and in New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a Master’s degree from New York University. She was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is the founder of the “Jewish Journey Project”, an initiative designed to revolutionize afternoon Jewish education for children and the coauthor of “A Night of Questions: a Passover Haggadah”. She serves on the boards of the Shefa School, a new Jewish community day school for children with language based learning disabilities and Plaza Jewish Community Chapels. She is married to Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, and together they have five children.