Rabbi Lewis Littman

Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Lewis C. Littman joined Temple Bat Yam in 1986. A superb teacher and spiritual leader, Rabbi Littman’s perspective on Judaism reflects his strong commitment to Tikkun Olam, or Repairing the World. In addition, his love of Jewish music and theater is reflected in the central role music plays in Temple services, observances and events.

The National Conference for Community and Justice recognized Rabbi Littman’s work on behalf of the Jewish community and the community-at-large with the 2002 “Silver Medallion Award” for community service. Rabbi Littman currently chairs the Community Relations Council of Imperial Point Hospital, and has served on the Board of the “Missions of Mercy” at nearby Holy Cross Hospital.

Over the years, he has served as president of the Broward Board of Rabbis; Chairman of the Clergy Dialogue Group of the National Conference on Community and Justice (NCCJ); and on regional boards of directors of Seafarer’s House, the Anti-Defamation League, the Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Federation.

A native of Trenton, N.J., Rabbi Littman graduated from Rutgers University and then earned a Master of Arts degree. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York in 1967. Following ordination, he served congregations in Denver, Colo.; Erie, Pa.; and Rockville Centre, N.Y. From 1982 through 1986 he was Director of the Southeast Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, based in Miami.

In 1992 the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion awarded Rabbi Littman the degree of Doctor of Divinity in recognition of 25 years of service in the rabbinate.

Rabbi Littman and his wife, Dr. Marlyn Kemper Littman, a professor at Nova Southeastern University, are the parents of six children and five grandchildren.

Email: info@templebatyam.org

5151 NE 14th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
One block north of Commercial Blvd. and NE 15th Ave.

Phone: (954) 928-0410
Fax: (954) 928-0762


One block north of Commerical Blvd. west of 15th Ave.

26.190761, -80.127773   (precision: address)