Rabbi Daniel Victor

Rabbi Daniel Victor is a traditional yet progressive rabbi and chaplain with a combined 15 years of serving the Jewish people on and off pulpit. He received his rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Victor loves serving as a spiritual guide, storyteller, pastoral care giver, and educator—spanning all ages and interests. He is skilled in serving people during life cycle transitions and has a knack for making Torah relevant to people’s relationships and daily life. He has a deep passion for spirited and joyful prayer experiences, and tries to role model a life guided by Judaism’s most sacred Jewish values such as gratitude, kindness, and shared responsibility.   

Rabbi Daniel is an engaging and inspiring resource of creativity and Jewish knowledge.  His professional experiences include having been part of the Davening Leadership Training Institute’s 2014 cohort of spiritual practitioners, studying storytelling with renowned story-teller Yitzhak Buxbaum, and working at multiple Jewish camps, including Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake, Tel Yehudah, and Ramah’s Berkshires, New England, and Nyack. Working from within Jewish community and engaging people in Jewish life has always been a true calling for that is where one finds joy, comfort, meaning, music, and shared sacred purpose.  

Excited to be serving the Connecticut region once again, Rabbi Daniel seeks to bring his passion for Jewish living and love of Am Yisrael to Beth Sholom B’nai Israel.  He is grateful for all the friendship and support of the congregation, and looks forward to working collaboratively with the synagogue membership to develop ways of enhancing traditional and alternative spiritual practices. 

A lover of the outdoors and a native of Newton, MA (Yes, he is a Boston Sports fan), Rabbi Victor has a son, Max, and a daughter, Noa.