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Daniel S. Ross


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Rabbi Daniel S. Ross joined Central Synagogue in 2019. Prior to Central, he was privileged to serve as Senior Jewish Educator at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.  

Rabbi Ross was ordained in 2018 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. During his studies, he received awards for his achievements in Hebrew, liturgy, homiletics, and ecumenical studies. While in rabbinical school, he served for three years as rabbinic intern at Columbia/Barnard Hillel and for two years as student rabbi at Temple Beth Ha-Sholom in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He also completed a summer chaplaincy internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.  

Originally from Merion Station, Pennsylvania, Rabbi Ross graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in history and science, technology, and society. After graduating, he served for two years as a Teach for America corps member in Prince George’s County, Maryland, teaching 7th grade social studies while earning a master of arts in teaching from American University. Following the Corps, Rabbi Ross worked for two years at the Advisory Board Company, a health-care research and consulting firm based in DC.   

Rabbi Ross is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institue of Religion. A fitness enthusiast, Rabbi Ross ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 2017 and has been a frequent participant in the annual Spartan Race at Citi Field along with Rabbi Hilly Haber. He lives with his wife Rabbi Jade Sank Ross, their daughter, and their dog Rashi.

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