Rabbi Daniel Klein is director of admissions for the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College and director of student life of Hebrew College. His Jewish soul was nurtured down the road in Newton in his parents’ home, to whom his gratitude and admiration is immeasurable. His first stirrings of becoming a rabbi occurred in the afterglow of one of my many summers at Camp Yavneh.
Rabbi Klein earned a BA from The University of Chicago, majoring in History. He then lived in San Francisco, dabbling in political consulting and programs supporting people transitioning from welfare to work. He found his way back into Judaism as, of all things, a middle school social studies teacher at Solomon Schechter in West Orange, New Jersey. Rabbi Klein started rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and then transferred to the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College, from where he was ordained in 2010.
Rabbi Klein’s passion is to help people find their voice in the world through the prism, practice, rituals and traditions of Judaism. In particular, he loves to be in joyous and song-filled prayer communities and to explore sacred texts, particularly the teachings of Baal Shem Tov and his followers, to help us find our paths in the world.
Rabbi Klein leads lifecycle events and is available for weddings, funerals, bar and bat mitzvahs, and welcoming ceremonies. He is also available for religious questions of any nature, or just to talk. He can be contacted through the synagogue for his hours of availability.
Most importantly, Rabbi Klein is married to Jen, an attorney. They have a son Micah and daughter Norah.
Check out our Upcoming Events page to see when Rabbi Klein will be with us, or email the office at email@example.com.