Richard N. Levy, Rabbi, M.A.H.L., D.D.
Rabbi of Campus Synagogue and Director of Spiritual Growth
Rabbi Richard Levy was the Director of the School of Rabbinic Studies on the Los Angeles campus (presiding at its first ordination in 2002) through June 2009 when he was appointed to the newly-created position of Rabbi of Campus Synagogue and Director of Spiritual Growth. He completed a two-year term as the President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and was the architect of the Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism, the "Pittsburgh Principles," overwhelmingly passed at the May, 1999 CCAR Convention. Prior to joining the HUC-JIR administration, Rabbi Levy was Executive Director of the Los Angeles Hillel Council.
Areas of Expertise
- Theology of Reform Judaism
- Developing a Spiritual Life
- The Book of Psalms
- D.D., HUC-HIR (1989)
- Ordained, HUC-JIR (1964)
- M.A.H.L., HUC-JIR (1964)
- A.B., Harvard University (1959)
- God Training, Reform Judaism, Summer 2006
- A Vision of Holiness: The Future of American Judaism (URJ Press, 2005)
- Q & A With Rabbi Richard Levy, The Jewish
Journal of Los Angeles, November 4, 2005
- Kashrut: A New Freedom for Reform Jews, CCAR Journal, Winter 2004
- On Wings of Freedom: The Hillel Haggadah (Ktav and Hillel, 2000)
- On Wings of Light: A Shabbat Evening Prayerbook (Ktav and Hillel, 2000)
- The God Puzzle, Reform Judaism, Spring 2000
- Is it Times to Chart a New Course for Reform Judaism?, Reform Judaism, Winter 1998
- The Holy Makes Us Whole, Reform Judaism, Fall 1997
- On Wings of Awe: A High Holyday Machzor (Ktav, 1985)
- Praying with Body and Soul
- A Vision of Holiness: The Future of Reform Judaism
- Is Reform Still a Prophetic Movement?
- Spiritual Approaches to an Ordinary Day
- Is There a Revolution in Reform?
- Shabbat: An Encounter in the Apple Grove
- Does God Care What We Eat?