Rabbi Daniel Levin serves as the senior rabbi of Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, the congregation where he began his career in 1996. As the congregation’s leader, Rabbi Levin works to create a community where each member is inspired to lead a life of spiritual richness, meaning, purpose, and service. He seeks to build a congregation whose mission is to synthesize the innate questions and challenges of the world in which we live with the wisdom and power of the tradition from which we’re from. It is this synthesis of tradition and the modern world that guides his teaching, worship, and pastoral care.
Rabbi Levin served as a member of the Reform Movement’s Think Tank, a group seeking to create a visioning process for the future of Reform Judaism. He serves as a member of the President’s Rabbinical Council of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, as a member of the board of the Southeast Region of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and as a partner in the Kalsman Institute for Judaism and Health. Locally, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, as a board member of Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and the American Jewish Committee.
Previously, Rabbi Levin served as the spiritual leader of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex in Livingston, New Jersey from 2001-2004, and as associate rabbi at Temple Beth El from 1996-2001. A recipient of the prestigious Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Rabbi Levin studied at the Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York campuses of the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and was ordained in May, 1996. He graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Philosophy and Religion in 1991, and also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He and his wife Aimee are the parents of three children, Ari, Meredith, and Eliana.