About Rabbi Eliezer Havivi
Rabbi Eliezer Havivi has been the spiritual leader of Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro, since 1991. After being ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, he served as the director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos, a Jewish educational children’s summer camp affiliated with the Conservative movement.
Rabbi Havivi moved to Israel as a founding member of Kibbutz Hanaton, a communal farm in the Galilee, near Nazareth. He lived and worked on the kibbutz from 1984 -1989, then moved to Tivon, a small town in the north of Israel, where he worked as a faculty member at Oranim, the kibbutz movement school of education, and moved to Greensboro in 1991.
An Israeli citizen, Rabbi Havivi has returned to Israel many times since relocating to North Carolina. He has accompanied groups of Jewish pilgrims, interfaith groups – both clergy and lay, youth groups (including March of the Living). For one month each summer, Rabbi Havivi serves as the senior rabbinic staff at Camp Ramah Darom where he teaches young adults from throughout the Southeast US.