Rabbi Danny Burkeman

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Rabbi Danny Burkeman (he/him) is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA where he works to make Judaism relevant for the modern world. He was a member of the inaugural cohort of the UJA Federation of New York’s Rabbinic Fellowship for Visionary Leaders and a CJP Chai in the Hub Recipient. He is married to Micol Zimmerman Burkeman, a Jewish Educator and Executive Coach, and together they are the very proud parents of Gabriella Liat and Benjamin Micah.

An Invitation to Return

Rabbi Josh Brown
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As we look out from the pulpit, we know there are good reasons that some faces that were familiar before March 2020 are now missing. We have embraced technology at every opportunity. The quality of our livestreaming worship, even in smaller synagogues, is excellent. Many congregants have grown accustomed to praying from the comfort of their couch.

Vaccination: A Jewish Obligation

Rabbi Danny Burkeman

Initially, there was a rush for people to be able to get the vaccine. We waited anxiously for our group (health status, age, or profession) to be included in those eligible to book an appointment.

No Holiday Dilemma this December

Rabbi Danny Burkeman
I looked forward to the lights that adorn houses and streets in celebration of the holiday, not to mention watching Christmas specials on television and getting extra days off work to be with family. However, things changed last year when my family and I joined our friends to help them decorate their Christmas tree.  

Why I'm a Delegate in the World Zionist Congress

Rabbi Danny Burkeman

 This is not a family vacation, it’s not an Israel tour to explore the length and breadth of the country; this time I am returning to Israel as a delegate for the World Zionist Congress.

What Rainbows Teach Us About Humanity

Rabbi Danny Burkeman

I do not remember many specific lessons from my elementary school experience, but the mnemonic devices we were taught have stuck with me. For the four directions of the compass, I always recall "Never Eat Soggy Weetabix" (for those of you not from Britain...