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institution executive , rabbi

Daniel Bailey Syme, American rabbi, institution executive. Ordained rabbi, 1972. Member Rabbinic Advisory Council, United Jewish Appeal, National Religious Education Association (executive board), National Council Jewish Education (executive board), Economic Club Detroit (board directors), Jewish National Fund (board director).

Background

Syme, Daniel Bailey was born on February 6, 1946 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Monte Robert and Sonia (Hendin) Syme.

Education

Bachelor, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1967. Biodiversity Heritage Library, MAHL, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion, Cincinnati, 1972. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1977.

Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1980.

Career

Assistant director National Federation Temple Youth, 1972-1973. Rabbi Stamford (Connecticut) Fellowship for Jewish Learning, 1973-1977. Assistant national director education Union of America Hebrew Congregations, New York City, 1973-1977, director, since 1977.

Assistant director Commission Jewish Education for Reform Movement, 1973-1977, director, since 1977, Union of America Hebrew Congregations television Institute, New York City, 1982-1983, executive assistant to president, 1983-1985, vice president, 1985-1991, senior vice president, 1991-1996. Senior rabbi Temble Beth El, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, since 1996. Chairman coalition for Alternatives in Jewish Education, New York City, 1978-1980.

Member National Association Temple Educators, 1972-1991, Commission on Teaching of Israel and Zionism, World Zionist Organization, 1980-1984. Director-at-large Jewish National Fund, Jewish Federation Metropolitan Detroit, since 2000, international board Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. National cabinet member American Zionist Movement, vice president American Zionist Youth Movement.

Board directors United Israel Appeal, Ecumenical Institute, Jewish National Fund.

Achievements

  • Ordained rabbi, 1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: 100 Essential Books for Jewish Readers, Finding God, My Body is Something Special, Prayer Is Reaching, I'm Growing, I Learn About God, Books Are Treasures, Jewish Home, What Happens After I Die?, Why I Am a Reform Jew, Drugs, Sex and Integrity, The Jewish Wedding Book, The Book of the Jewish Life. Executive producer Television programs A Conversation with Menachem Begin, 1981, Choosing Judaism, 1981, To See the World Through Jewish Eyes, 1983, A Conversation with Yitzchak Navon, 1983, You Can Go Home Again, Jewish Youth and Cults, 1984. Contributor articles to religious publications.

Membership

Member Rabbinic Advisory Council, United Jewish Appeal, National Religious Education Association (executive board), National Council Jewish Education (executive board), Economic Club Detroit (board directors), Jewish National Fund (board director).

Connections

Married Jill Susan Young. 1 child, Joshua.

father:
Monte Robert Syme

mother:
Sonia (Hendin) Syme

spouse:
Jill Susan Young

child:
Joshua Syme