Rabbi Jasha Levenson
After many years as a volunteer service leader, Hebrew school teacher, wedding, funeral, and life cycle officiant, Jasha was ordained as a rabbi by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI) on June 20, 2020. Jasha leads High Holiday services and Saturday Shabbat Services at Sha’are Shalom on the second Saturday each month.
Jasha is a full-time web developer and federal contractor and also acts as CEO and managing partner of Hullo Pillow, an all natural pillow company.
When he’s not working or volunteering, Jasha enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and making music in his home studio.
Jasha’s goal is to enlighten others to the wonders of nature that surround us, to embrace our traditions with respect to those who observe other traditions, and learn to raise each other up as a global community while working within our own community.
Associate Rabbi Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher became the Congregation’s first Associate Rabbi in 2022. After teaching for several years at her synagogue, she began studying at the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute and was ordained in June 2018. She has been conducting Friday night services and other religious programming at Goodwin House Alexandria.
Rabbi Arnold Saltzman was the Rabbi of Sha’are Shalom from 2011-2017. In recognition of his years of service and the special relationship he built with the congregation, he was named Rabbi Emeritus of Sha’are Shalom in August 2017.