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About The Rabbanit

Rabbanit Devorah Halevy, wife of Rabbi Yonatan Halevy, is the Co-Spiritual Leader of Kehillat Shaar HaShamayim.

Brief Biographical Sketch

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Rabbanit Dr. Devorah Halevy was raised in the illustrious Karlin-Stolin Chassidic community, where her father, Rabbi Meir Goldberger, was the principal of the community's Yeshiva. Studying in her youth at the community's Bais Brocho girls' school. She continued on to her advanced studies at the Bais Yaakov Teacher's Seminary, where she studied towards teacher certification. Rabbanit Devorah graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Behavorial Science from Mercy College.

Rabbanit Devorah completed both her MSW and PhD from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, where she is currently educating the next generation of social workers as an adjunct instructor. She also conducts research at Syracuse University, and complements her academic career with private clinical work at a mental health facility in San Diego.

After living for fours years in Jerusalem, Rabbanit Devorah married Rabbi Yonatan and moved to San Diego to join him in his work and proudly stands alongside at the helm of our community. 

Our Rabbanit is most famously known for her expertise in Tanach, laced with the powerful insights of Jewish ethics and social values She is always available for the needs of every member of our community and specifically for the needs of the ladies' in our worldwide Shiviti community.

Tue, April 16 2024 8 Nisan 5784