Rabbi Mordechai Levin is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Munster, IN. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. In 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City for his years of dedicated service to the Conservative movement and the Jewish community.
Rabbi Levin is dedicated to enriching lives with Jewish beliefs, values and practices through participatory religious services, interactive learning and dynamic programming. He has a distinguished record of creating and leading meaningful life-cycle events and quality Jewish education programs. Rabbi Levin is recognized for providing warm and compassionate pastoral care in times of sickness, bereavement and personal struggles. He is passionate about Jewish education, Israel, the U.S.-Israel relationship, and interfaith dialogue.
Previously, Rabbi Levin served as Senior Rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Omaha, NE. In addition to his synagogue responsibilities, he served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Omaha, Jewish Social Services, the Friedel Jewish Academy and the Omaha Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Board. He is also a past board member of the World Council of Conservative Synagogues.
Rabbi Levin served as Senior Rabbi at Lamroth Hakol in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During that time, he distinguished himself as a leading rabbi in Argentina’s Jewish community. He is a past president, a past secretary and a founder of the Latin American region of the Rabbinical Assembly; a past secretary of the Board of Rabbis of Latin America, and he is also a co-founder of the Association of Conservative Congregations in Argentina.
At the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, he held the position of Placement Director, and in this capacity he managed the placement process for rabbis; in addition, he served as the Director of the Introduction to Judaism Institute, and taught rabbinical students courses in “Halakhah” and “Practical Rabbinics.”
Rabbi Levin has participated in Jewish-Christian conferences, has contributed as a consultant on interreligious affairs for the major Argentinean organization which represents all Jewish organizations, and was part of the Jewish delegation during the Latin American Jewish/Catholic Consultation, co-sponsored by the Latin American Council of Bishops and the Latin American Jewish Congress.