Marcia Levaur, a life-long member of Rodef Shalom Congregation, has been inducted as the Women of Reformed Judaism Atlantic District president.
The honor came when Rodef Shalom hosted the WRJ Atlantic District’s Biennial Conference from Oct 12 to 14, when three members were installed as officers and two additional members honored.
A career educator, World Union for Progressive Judaism chairperson and former Rodef Shalom Sisterhood president, Levaur grew up at Rodef Shalom, where she was confirmed.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in reading and language arts from the University of Pittsburgh.
Under Levaur’s leadership, Rodef Shalom Sisterhood raised more money than any other sisterhood, and World Union Districts 4 and 5 merged; she was asked to be the first vice president of the new district in charge of area directors.
Levaur also has served on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and was active with National Council of Jewish Women, Ladies Hospital Aid Society, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee, where she was named Volunteer of the Year 2012.
This past summer, she was the WRJ delegate to Latin American World Union for Progressive Judaism Conference in Buenos Aires, where her charge was to interest women’s groups there in affiliating with WRJ.
Other Rodef Shalom members honored at the WRJ Biennial Conference were Gladys Maharam, district treasurer; Barbara Rogal, area director; Susan Friedberg Kalson, Tikkun Olam Award recipient; and Nancy Rosenthal, Rodef Shalom Woman of Valor.