Who’s Who at FJC

Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson

Part Time Rabbi

Read Rabbi Meirowitz Nelson’s High Holiday Sermons


Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson serves as the part-time rabbi of FJC. In his day job, Lev is Director of Rabbinic Training at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, where he trains rabbinical students to be religious human rights leaders and develops materials to help rabbis across the country tackle issues such as systemic racism, immigration, and mass incarceration from a Jewish perspective. In 2017, Lev was honored by the Covenant Foundation with the prestigious Pomegranate Prize, which recognizes exceptional early-career Jewish educators. Lev’s greatest joys as a rabbi include leading soulful singing, facilitating Torah discussions where he learns something new from participants’ insights, and anything having to do with children. He was ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, a pluralistic school drawing on a wide range of Jewish movements and traditions, where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Lev holds a BA in Geology from Brown University. He lives in the neighborhood with his wife, Eliana Meirowitz Nelson, and their three children: Barzilai “Buzz” Khalil, Tav Hadar, and Sassonya Ness.


Leah Seltzer, Executive Director

Gezim Celepija, Groundskeeper

Chanan Ben Simon, Hebrew School Teacher

Flatbush Jewish Center Board


PresidentHeather Miller
Vice PresidentDina Garfinkel
Treasurer Michael Levine
ComptrollerEitan Dantzig
Associate Treasurer*vacant*
SecretaryElisabeth Epstein
HistorianBecky Silber, Esq.

Board of Trustees

Sara SloanSarah Stein

Board of Governors

Philip AngelRachel Goodman, Esq

The Board meets on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Honorary Board of Trustees

Alvin Feder, Esq.Rose FrootHon. Edward Rappaport
Scott ZipesGilly Nadel