Debbie Levy was born November 7th, 1958 in Richmond, KY. She spent her childhood in Pontiac, Michigan up until highschool when he parents moved the family to Tempe, Arizona, where she would later meet her husband, Andrew Levy.
After they were married Debbie arrived in Las Vegas in 1978, where she enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she finished her degree and started her accounting practice. She ran her business for ten years before opening Art Starts Here, an art school. In the 1990s, Debbie’s passion for art led her to be involved in the creation of First Friday, a local monthly art festival. She also teaches a summer art camp for the Adelson Educational Campus.
Drew and Debbie became deeply involved in the many Jewish congregations in Las Vegas. Blossoming first at Temple Beth Sholom where they were married in 1980, Debbie sat on the preschool board and oversaw the temple board, while Drew was the advisor for the youth group.
The couple later joined Congregation Ner Tamid where Drew was congregation president from 1999 to 2000 and Debbie was board treasurer in 2001. Debbie includes stories of her conversion to Judaism and keeping kosher.View Related Items View Oral History