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Senior Rabbi Sheldon Schevelowitz

Rabbi Sheldon Schevelowitz was raised in Maspeth, New York and is the son of the late Rabbi Joseph Schevelowitz and Anita Schevelowitz.  Rabbi Joseph Schevelowitz oversaw the Maspeth Jewish Center for forty-seven years until his retirement.

Rabbi Schevelowitz is a graduate of The Talmudical Academy Bet Aaron, receiving his rabbinical ordination in 1973.  He also received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Bernard Baruch College, in addition to a Computer Technology Certificate of Study from New York University.

Rabbi Schevelowitz began his teaching career in 1969 as a Hebrew school teacher in Maspeth, NY.  Now, more than forty years later, he is still teaching Hebrew school to our children from as young as eight years of age to our B'nai Mitzvah students.  In addition, he teaches adult Jewish education classes to many of our members. 

Rabbi Schevelowitz spent several years living and working in Israel as well as several years in the Kosher Supervision field covering all of Long Island, New York.  Rabbi had an extensive Chaplaincy background and was assistant Chaplain at the New York Hospital as well as the New Jersey Department of Corrections.  He is certified to teach several behavioral and life skills courses by the State of New Jersey. 

Rabbi Schevelowitz has been leading the congregation at PJC since September, 1989 and is joined by his wife, Sarah, and children, Jonathan and Diane.  He lives in Perrineville, NJ and can be reached anytime by cell at 732-804-8969 via voice or text or through

Sun, July 14 2024 8 Tammuz 5784