Rabbi Dan is a seasoned leader in the Jewish non-profit landscape. After serving as president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College from 2002 to 2013, he spent the past five years leading three Hillels (Wellesley, Muhlenberg and Brown) during important periods of transition.
At Wellesley, he clarified the leadership role of the Hillel advisory board, including rewriting the board’s bylaws. At Muhlenberg, Dan secured three years of funding for a new position, and at Brown, Dan was instrumental in the creation of a new quasi-endowment fund.
Dan has also consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations in the areas of fundraising growth, strategic planning and leadership coaching.
At RRC, Dan directed a strategic restructuring that brought together the Reconstructionist movement’s seminary and congregational services into one unique organization. Prior to his tenure at RRC, Dan doubled the size of his Montclair, N.J. congregation during 14 years as its spiritual leader. Dan was named one of the 50 most-influential American rabbis by Newsweek magazine for six consecutive years.
Dan graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in religion and received both rabbinical ordination and a master's degree in Hebrew letters from RRC. He lives in New Hope, Pa. with his wife Kay. They have two grown children.