Commissioner Rabbi Shlomo Leib Litvin

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin is an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the foremost Jewish leader in American History and the one individual more than any other singularly responsible for stirring the conscience and spiritual awakening of world Jewry. Rabbi Litvin together with his wife Shoshi serves as Director of Chabad of the Bluegrass, eastern Kentucky's branch of Chabad Lubavitch, the largest worldwide Jewish organization. They also run Chabad's Jewish Student Center at the University of Kentucky.

Driven by the Rebbe's legendary love for every person, Rabbi Litvin is involved in programs throughout the commonwealth and serves in numerous organizations. a particular passion is Project Friendship, a subsidiary of Chabad of Kentucky, which provides brand new apparel, clothing, and accessories to disenfranchised and low-income Kentuckians at no cost to them. Project Friendship is expected to distribute 5 million dollars of apparel in 2020. Rabbi Litvin also serves as a Chaplain for the Kentucky General Assembly and volunteers as a religious guide for inmates and hospital patients.

Rabbi Litvin is the second rabbi in Kentucky's history to be born in the commonwealth, and return to Kentucky to serve his community. He is a proud graduate of Louisville Jewish Day School, the only Jewish school in the Commonwealth, and of Tomchei Tmimim in Israel. He resides in Lexington with his wife Shoshi, and their 5 young children Kah.