Rabbi Aaron LevyBack
Rabbi Aaron Levy is a leader in the revival of downtown Jewish life in Toronto. He is the founder and spiritual leader of Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism (makomTO.org), a diverse and inclusive community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning, and culture since 2009.
As a descendant of both Sephardic and Ashkenazic immigrants to Turtle Island or North America, Rabbi Aaron personally embodies Jewish multiculturalism and he warmly welcomes diverse Jews and non-Jews to explore their own paths in Jewish life and community. It is in this spirit that he is launching Downtown Jewish Teens to foster peer community, meaningful experiences, and leadership skills among Jewish high school students in downtown Toronto.
Ordained in 2004 in the first graduating class of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, Rabbi Aaron is also a drummer, cyclist, hiker, and downtown Toronto enthusiast, where he lives with his partner and two sons.