Rabbi Dan Ain

Preacher and connector, Rabbi Dan Ain gathers those who are open to being reached. He finds holiness in honest conversation, in the spaces where people can say what they really think and allow others to do the same. His latest project Because Jewish creates opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our musicians and our everyday lives. For the past decade, Rabbi Dan has been curating these offerings around New York City at the 92nd St Y (as Director of Tradition and Innovation), Brooklyn Bowl, (le) poisson rouge and as the rabbi of The New Shul. He's hosted Friday night dinners with comedians and cosmologists, klezmer brunches with composers and analysts, and conversations with groups of friends looking for ways to talk about God on their own terms. A Conservative rabbi, Rabbi Dan is a Clal Resident and was ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights.

Because Jewish is a curation of Jewish offerings around New York City, creating opportunities for our religious perspectives to be in genuine dialogue with our artists, our musicians, and our everyday lives, and offering community and presence amidst the racing technological isolation of the here and now.