Since co-founding Moishe House London in 2007, I’ve been involved in building several strong, dynamic and welcoming Jewish communities. This work has included rabbinic internships, formal and informal education, leading religious services and other rituals, counseling and consulting with individuals, families and groups.
Here’s some of the feedback I’ve received for this work:
Daniel was part of the ‘dream team’ who founded Moishe House London…helping shape a truly game-changing community for Jewish young adults. He initiated and led high quality Jewish education events and always brought a huge amount of creativity and care to our activities. The community he co-founded has had a profound impact on the landscape of Jewish life in the UK.
– Joel Stanley (Senior Regional Director, Moishe House)
The Prospect Heights Shul, founded in 2011, is a young, diverse Modern Orthodox community…Daniel was responsible for creating a curriculum for weekly classes, delivering short insights on the weekly Torah portion over Shabbat, and providing pastoral support or guidance as needed…Daniel was extremely professional, creative, and willing to adapt to our community’s unique needs…I would recommend Daniel for a teaching or a pulpit position without reservation. Daniel is compassionate, listens to others, and does not shy from constructive criticism. He is extremely thorough and attentive to detail.
– Sarah Chopnick (Vice President, The Prospect Heights Shul, NY)
Daniel is a skilled and sensitive teacher; an expressive, engaging, and inspiring artist; and a natural leader who has facilitated over a dozen diverse experiences for a variety of retreats at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. He connects with people from all backgrounds in meaningful and enjoyable ways, his positive energy is infectious, and his enthusiasm is boundless.
– Adam Segulah Sher (Director of Transformative Experiences, Hazon)
Daniel embodies a vibrant Judaism that is relevant, accessible, collaborative and heartfelt. His boundless creativity fused with deep love for our tradition leaves his audiences and any community he works with invigorated and inspired to love one another and to change the world.
– Reb Ezra Weinberg (Rabbi and Musician)
Daniel barmizvah’d my son Jamie just before Pesach 2014. The guests were a mixture of observant jews, secular jews and non-jews with around 50% of people attending at a Barmitzvah for the first time. Daniel co-conducted a beautiful and joyous Shacharit service whilst giving a meaningful commentary throughout. Our guests felt strongly connected to, and thoroughly enjoyed the service.
– Gilad Hayeem