WASILLA — As part of a seven-decade old program dubbed 'The Roving Rabbis', two Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbinical students are visiting the Mat-Su Valley this July as part of their community outreach training. The young Rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the

road, sharing their love for Jewish life and bringing the beauty of Judaism wherever they go. Rabbis Levi Levertov and Levi Katz will conduct their visits during the period of July 7- July 27.

Throughout their 3-week visit, Levertov and Katz will be reaching out to members of the community in the region — most often in one-on-one home visitations — listening, talking and teaching as they seek to reinvigorate people's spiritual connections.

For the rabbis-in-training this summer assignment will also provide an invaluable on-the-ground experience in

outreach and the specific challenges of smaller Jewish communities, as well as a unique appreciation for the diverse composition and needs of communities in Alaska.

Conceived by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, in the early 1940s, the visitation program has been credited with bolstering and rejuvenating

countless Jewish communities and individuals around the world.

“The goal is to make the universal message of Judaism accessible and relevant to everyone, in the Valley or elsewhere” says Rabbi Mendy Greenberg, co-founder and director of the Mat-Su Jewish

Center Chabad-Lubavitch, who sponsored the local Roving Rabbis visitation.

The program has seen rabbinical students visit more than 100 countries around the globe and every one of the United States. This year,

350 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students have been dispatched to Jewish communities in Asia, Europe, the Americas and beyond.

For more information or to request a visit please email rabbi@matsujewishcenter.org.

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