Marjorie Levitan Memorial Youth Fund

The Marjorie Levitan Memorial Youth Fund has been established to offer periodic programs to aid our teenagers in navigating a variety of challenging social and personal issues that they will confront. Doing so in the venue of the synagogue with an emphasis on Jewish values that offer guidance and direction will add significant importance to these explorations for them.

Marjorie G. Levitan was a resident of Wayland and a long-time member of Shir Tikva. She was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and founder of the Levitan Family Institute in Wayland, was always interested in guiding and encouraging young people to face the challenges of their times as they grew towards adulthood. She raised five children of her own, in the turbulent 1960’s, and after they were grown, went back to school to get her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, from Northeastern University. Her very first job was as assistant to Judge Edith Fine of the Brookline Courts, where she was instrumental in developing and then administering the alcohol rehabilitation program for DUI referrals assigned to her. She then formed the Family Institute where she developed a counseling program for both individuals and groups.

There can be no more fitting memorial to Marjorie Levitan here at Shir Tikva than the formation of a Fund in her name dedicated to the well-being of the youth in our community.

In March 2018 a grant made possible by the fund allows us to sponsor One Love Week

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