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Assistant Rabbi Daniel Schaefer

Following his ordination from Hebrew College, Rabbi Daniel Schaefer joins Temple Ohabei Shalom as our interim Assistant Rabbi on a part-time basis for a one-year appointment. While in school, Rabbi Schaefer served as the student Rabbi of the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center and the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, as well as the Director of Graduate Student Engagement at MIT Hillel. 
Rabbi Schaefer grew up in Connecticut before attending Stanford University, where he studied History and Jewish Studies. His award-winning honors thesis, American Judaism Reconsidered: Religion & Nationalism in the Thought of Irving Reichert, explored visions of American Judaism before World War II. At Hebrew College, his final project, The Way of the Wilderness, focused on connections between nature and Torah in the book of Numbers.
After college, Rabbi Schaefer worked as an entrepreneur and ghostwriter, taught at a wilderness school, and served in AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, before returning to rabbinical school. In addition to Hebrew College, he has studied at Mechon Hadar, the Hartman Institute, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Hebrew Union College.
He is passionate about Torah study, experiential learning, spiritual exploration, and building multi-generational Jewish community. In his free time, he loves spending time at Walden Pond, in the White Mountains, and cheering on the Boston Celtics. He is excited to join the staff and community for this year at Temple Ohabei Shalom. 
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Fri, March 22 2019 15 Adar II 5779