Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz is thrilled to serve as the Rabbi of Adat Shalom in West Los Angeles. Since Nolan’s arrival, Adat Shalom has presented innovative programming, has welcomed new members and has announced to once again reestablish a new religious school in the Fall of 2016.
Nolan was ordained by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic studies on May 16, 2016. He began attending Ziegler in 2011 after a 10-year career in the film industry.
Nolan decided to merge his two passions of Torah and film to make "Roadmap Genesis" - a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis remains relevant in society today. Interviews in the film range from Gov. Mike Huckabee to Rabbi David Wolpe, from Alan Dershowitz to the late Archbishop of Chicago Francis Cardinal George, and many, many more. “Roadmap Genesis” was released in 2015 and is currently available through the website www.RoadmapGenesis.com and through iTunes.
A grandchild of four survivors of the Holocaust, Nolan was born and raised in the suburbs outside of Chicago. He grew up at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park and attended Solomon Schechter Day School. He traveled to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television. Nolan is married to his wife Blair, and they have three children.