The Temple Sinai Search Committee and the Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Daniel Sherman has been enthusiastically and unanimously selected to serve as Temple Sinai’s next Senior Rabbi.
With a wealth of experience and contagious passion for increasing each congregant’s connection with and involvement in Judaism, Rabbi Sherman will advance the congregation’s rich traditions and enhance its strengths.
“I feel very honored to become Temple Sinai’s next Senior Rabbi and am thrilled to be joining the congregation in time to celebrate its 150th birthday next year,” said Rabbi Sherman. “I am very excited to help our members find their own paths to live modern and meaningful Jewish lives.”
Hon. Robin Giarrusso, Temple Sinai’s president said, “We are very pleased to welcome Rabbi Sherman to our community. We look forward to his engaging and warm demeanor, zest for teaching all ages, and strong belief in community service.”
Rabbi Sherman was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999. Following ordination, Rabbi Sherman served as the Assistant and Associate Rabbi at Temple Shalom in Naples, Florida until 2006. He then became the Rabbi of the Tree of Life Congregation in Columbia, South Carolina for nine years. Most recently, he served as Senior Rabbi at Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, Florida.
Rabbi Daniel Sherman was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a lifelong product of the Reform Movement–growing up in a Reform congregation, attending URJ summer camps, and being involved in NFTY. He received his BA in history from Yale University in 1993, and has a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR.
In accordance with Temple Sinai’s bylaws, the formal congregational vote to confirm Rabbi Sherman as our Senior Rabbi will occur at the Annual Meeting on May 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Thank you to all who participated in the thoughtful, intentional, and positive search process and contributed to the effort to bring Rabbi Sherman to Temple Sinai.
We very much look forward to welcoming Rabbi Sherman, his wife, Morgan, and their son and daughter to the Sinai family in July 2019.