Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg

Rabbi Daniel Mikelbergrabbimikelberg@templesinai.net

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg was born in Montreal and grew up in Vancouver. He started off on a science path at the University of British Columbia before discovering his passion for everything Jewish. Before going to Rabbinical School, Daniel worked with university students at Hillel of San Diego. As a rabbinic student, Rabbi Mikelberg served congregations in Southern California and Kelowna, BC. He completed his studies at Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and was ordained in May 2008. After his ordination, Rabbi Mikelberg had the unique opportunity to return to the synagogue in Vancouver in which he grew up, Temple Sholom, as assistant rabbi. Rabbi Mikelberg has been with Temple Sinai since July 2011.

Rabbi Mikelberg is passionate about community building, pastoral care, adult education and spirituality. In Los Angeles, he had the opportunity to work as a community organizer doing interfaith work and advocating for tikkun olam. Rabbi Mikelberg is excited about working with the young adult community of Temple Sinai, strengthening the “Next Generation.” Rabbi Mikelberg spent two years living in Jerusalem and is an ardent voice for Israel. Rabbi Mikelberg has volunteered on work projects in El Salvador, Cuba, and Ghana.

Outside the synagogue, he loves scrabble, anything to do with Mac computers and skiing. Rabbi Mikelberg is married to Zachary Paul, a high school teacher at TanenbaumCHAT. They are proud parents to Jacob.