Jewish Educational Services

Jewish Educational Services (JES) brings together the educator, student support and Israel initiatives of
the Macks Center for Jewish Education and SHEMESH to create a Baltimore Jewish community where
Jewish education and literacy are celebrated, lives informed, and Jewish identity strengthened.
JES will enhance our culture of Jewish educational excellence in Baltimore by supporting the growth and
development of Jewish day schools, congregational schools, Jewish preschools, along with their
educators, students and families, so that children of all abilities are inspired to pursue lifelong Jewish
learning, values and lifestyle.

Discover all that JES has to offer. For more information call 410-735-5000 or email us at

Our Programs and Services

Israel Education

Israel Education


JES is proud to oversee Baltimore’s shinshinim and shaliach who come to volunteer in the community, serving as informal educators at schools, synagogues, camps, youth movements and Associated funded programs and events.  When they return to Israel, they informally become Baltimore’s ambassadors and share their experience of the American Jewish community.


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Rabbi Aaron Levitt

Rabbi Aaron Levitt is the inaugural Executive Director of Jewish Educational Services (JES). A talented educator and lifelong learner with years of experience teaching and supervising in Jewish day schools, congregational schools, Jewish camps, synagogues and adult education programs. Over the years, he has served as the Judaic Studies Principal of the Robert M. Beren Hebrew Academy in Houston, as the Talmud Department Chair at the Hillel Day School in Boca Raton and as the Assistant Rabbi of Boca Raton Synagogue, and most recently as an educator at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy and as Youth Rabbi at Kemp Mill Synagogue in Silver Spring, He holds degrees in Psychology and Nonprofit Management and earned his Rabbinic ordination from RIETS at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Levitt and his wife, Elisheva, are the proud parents of three children: Shira, Rina and Simcha.