Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

"Jewish text and tradition are the 'technology' we use to make the world a better place" says Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, text-teacher, life-coach, and inspirational speaker. DLK facilitates his many students in filling their lives with rich and innovative Jewish content by supporting them in finding their Jewish voice. He loves studying texts in a way that teases out their personal, political, Jewish and universal relevance.

David's past professional roles include director of Jewish Education for Europe for the JDC, faculty and special programs director at Pardes, overseas director of the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education, and community director and family educator of Stanmore Synagogue in London. DLK is also the founder of My Open Book, a methodology that uses Jewish and general texts combined with life-coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs.

Levin-Kruss holds a B.A. and Teachers’ Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from Hebrew University. He also served in the IDF's Spokesperson's Unit and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary.

He hails from South Africa, loves cooking and lives in Jerusalem. He is married to Ayala and they are proud parents to three sons and a daughter-in-law.

Rabbi David Levin-Kruss Favorite Subjects

Introduction to Judaism

Jewish Law (Halakha)



Rabbinical Literature


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