Daniel Greyber joined us full time as our pulpit
rabbi in July, 2011. He spent the previous programming year
in Israel, but visited us several times for holidays & our
At the end of the summer of 2010, he completed an eight-year tenure as the executive director of Camp Ramah in California and the Max & Pauline Zimmer Conference Center of American Jewish University. Rabbi Greyber was selected in 2006 for the inaugural Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, a program which provides experienced camp professionals business, management, and leadership skills required to enrich their camps and compete in the summer marketplace. During rabbinical school, he founded The Neshama Minyan at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles and Minyan Nifla at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, soulful, egalitarian, Friday night services using the melodies of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Greyber also founded LISHMA, an innovative learning program of Ramah and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (ZSRS) where young adult Jews spend the summer exploring traditional Jewish texts, prayer and practice in the beautiful setting of Camp Ramah in California. As a result of the success of the LISHMA program, he was selected in 2001 as a recipient of the Joshua Venture Fellowship, which supports and trains emerging Jewish social entrepreneurs to transform their visions into action.
While in his role at Ramah, Rabbi Greyber was
an adjunct faculty member of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies,
teaching courses on liturgy, Halakhah and a variety of seminars
about Judaism and the American rabbinate. Greyber served as a scholar-in-residence
for programs of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and
a variety of Conservative synagogues throughout the West, and as
a teacher at conventions of the Rabbinical Assembly and Jewish
Educators Assembly. His writings have been published in Dancing
on the Edge of the World: Jewish Stories of Inspiration and Love (Lowell
House Press, 2000); Many
Ways into God's Palace: Essays in Honor of the 36 th Anniversary
of the Library Minyan (Temple Beth Am, 2008); CJ Voices
Magazine, Conservative Judaism, Midstream Magazine, the Jewish Journal
of Greater Los Angeles and other Jewish periodicals.
A gold medalist and Captain of the U.S. Swimming
Team at the 1993 World Maccabiah Games, he also served as the USA
Team Rabbi at 19th World Maccabiah Games in the Summer of 2013.
holds a Masters in Speech and Communications Studies from Northwestern
University and was ordained in 2002 at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic
Studies of American Jewish University where received the Henry
Fisher Award for outstanding achievement in Jewish Studies.
Rabbi Greyber lives with his wife, Jennifer, and
their three boys, Alon, Benjamin, and Ranon.
Greyber's contribution to the community-wide S'lichot
Shpeil, held at
the Levin JCC in Durham on the evening of September
8 MB)or see a video of the full program online
Greyber's story begins at the 55:10 mark).
Greyber was the keynote speaker at the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish
Community Foundation's 15th Anniversary Lunch (Fall, 2011).
Video is split between the two files below: