Rabbi Levi Klein, together with his wife Rivky, have been the Chabad emissaries in Memphis Tennessee, since 1994. Rabbi Klein is the founder and director of Chabad Lubavitch of Tennessee, which now has five branches across the state. Rabbi Klein was ordained at the Central Chabad Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York in 1991. Prior to moving to Memphis, Rabbi Klein participated in Chabad’s “Merkos Shlichus” program – often referred to as the “Jewish Peace Corps” – leading services and programs in Venezuela, Russia, Australia, France, North Africa, Spain, and various states across the U.S.
Rabbi Klein is a certified mohel, Jewish liaison and chaplain at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and chaplain to the nearby state and federal correctional facilities. He also serves as a rabbinic Kosher inspector for various Kashrut agencies.