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Rabbi Shlomy and Chaya Levertov are the directors of the Chabad Jewish Center of Paradise Valley as well as the directors of JPhoenix, a community for the local young Jewish Professionals. The branch joins the 19 other centers in the state, the first having been established in 1977. Together with their 3 children, they help make Judaism joyous and accessible to the whole community.

Rabbi Shlomy grew up in Phoenix helping his parents, Rabbi Zalman and Tzippy Levertov, who direct Chabad of Arizona. Rabbi Shlomy studied in Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles, CA and then went to Brooklyn, NY where he graduated and received his Rabbinical Ordination from Lubavitch World Headquarters. After he got married, Shlomy and his wife lived in Brooklyn where he continued his postgraduate studies at the Kollel Institute before moving back to Arizona.

Chaya  was born in  Miami Beach, FL. After High School, she went to Israel where she spent the year furthering her education. Chaya then went back to Florida where she co-directed The Friendship Circle Miami, a program for special needs children.  While living in Brooklyn with her husband, she taught in Shulamith School for Girls of Brooklyn. 

The Levertov's have been working to further develop the Jewish community in Paradise Valley by hosting programs and events for men, women, and children. Over the last 6 years, the community in Paradise Valley has really grown with monthly shabbat dinner, weekly shabbat services, holidays programs, classes and more. 

The JPhoenix community has been growing with monthly shabbat dinners, holiday events, and weekly classes. Young Jewish Professionals from around the country have truly found a home away from home out here in the valley.