Rabbi Danny Nevins is dedicated to exploring the sacred realm of Torah and its intersection with contemporary ethics, culture, and technology. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, he also holds a MA in Jewish studies from JTS, and earned his bachelors in history from Harvard College. Jewish education is the centerpiece of his rabbinate, with a focus on training the head, heart and hands to engage with Jewish wisdom, create compassionate communities, and pursue justice.
Since 2007 he has worked at The Jewish Theological Seminary as the Pearl Resnick Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, encompassing The Rabbinical School, The H.L. Miller Cantorial School, and the Center for Pastoral Education. Starting in July 2021 Rabbi Nevins will serve as Head of School at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, NJ, where he will dedicate himself to support the faculty and students in the creation of an outstanding and warm learning environment.
Prior to returning to JTS in 2007, Rabbi Nevins was the rabbi of Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, MI for thirteen years. There he served as a founding board member of the Frankel Jewish Academy, and also taught at Hillel Day School.
Rabbi Nevins is a member of The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and also of its Executive Council and Joint Placement Commission. He writes responsa on topics of contemporary halakhah, essays, prayers, and Torah commentaries, many of which can be viewed on this web site.
In addition to teaching at JTS, he lectures around the country, and is an active member of his Jewish community. Whenever possible, he enjoys biking, hiking, canoeing and photographing in the woods, mountains, and lakes. He lives with his family in Manhattan.