Rabbi Dan Levin

Rabbi Dan Levin, Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
Rabbi Dan Levin

Rabbi Dan Levin serves as the senior rabbi of Temple Beth El, located in Boca Raton, FL, the congregation where he began his career in 1996.  As the congregation’s leader, Rabbi Levin works to create a community where each member is inspired to lead a life of spiritual richness, meaning, purpose, and service.  He seeks to build a congregation whose mission is to synthesize the innate questions and moral challenges of the world in which we live with the wisdom and power of centuries of Jewish tradition.  It is this synthesis of tradition and the modern world that guides his teaching, worship, and pastoral care.  Rabbi Levin believes that God is found in the intimacy of relationship, and seeks to build in the congregation a web of care, love, and oneness with each other, the community in which we live, and with the Jewish people here, in Israel, and throughout the world.

Learn more about Rabbi Dan Levin here.

Blogs By This Author

Shabbat Message
Vessels for Blessing: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
The power of humankind is astonishing. We build structures that reach hundreds of feet into the skies, and that can withstand the force of hurricane winds.  We produce machines that fly into outer space and to the depths of the deepest trenches in the ocean.  We carry devices glued to
June 14, 2024
Yom HaZikaron Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
The words we use to remember and honor the memory of our loved ones are found in the Mourner’s Kaddish. It mentions nothing of death. It asks us only to acknowledge the greatness of our Creator – to exalt and glorify, extol and praise the Holy One for the awesome gift
May 13, 2024
Shabbat Message
Can We Love The Stranger?: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
Last year, novelist Dara Horn spent several months studying Holocaust education in America.  In a time when more school districts require Holocaust education than ever before, why is it, she wondered, that incidents of antisemitism continue to rise? Her deep dive into Holocaust education brought her to a number of
May 10, 2024
Shabbat Message
What The Scapegoat Carries Away: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
A group of Nazis surrounded an elderly Jew in Berlin and demanded of him, ‘Tell us, Jew, who caused the war?’ The little Jew was no fool. ‘The Jews,’ he said, then added, ‘and the bicycle riders.’ The Nazis were puzzled. ‘Why the bicycle riders?’ ‘Why the Jews?’ answered the
May 3, 2024
An Open Letter to Student Protesters: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
Dear Student Protesters: I want you to know that I see you. I hear you.  We raised you to be feeling, caring, compassionate. We raised you to love your neighbor and to love the stranger. We raised you to never be silent while your neighbor bleeds. We raised you never to harden your hearts
April 26, 2024
Shabbat Message
A Guide to This Year’s Passover Seder
It’s almost impossible to remember back to our celebration of Passover last year. So much has happened in our lives, in the Jewish world, in Israel, and around the world that has impacted who we are as we prepare for this year’s Seder. We provide these resources to assist you
April 19, 2024
Shabbat Message
There Is A Certain People: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
Across the animal kingdom, those who creep across our planet seem inexorably drawn to power. For some, power is about safety and security.  For others, power is about progress, an opportunity to make a difference and to create pathways to a better life. But for others, power is about amassing
March 22, 2024
So How Was Israel?: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
Since returning home from Israel just a few hours before last Shabbat, so many have asked me a simple question. “How was Israel?” That simple question for me is overwhelming in its complexity.  It’s so hard to answer. I tried to capture some of the essence of Temple Beth El’s
March 1, 2024
Solidarity Mission to Israel – Rabbi Dan Levin’s Trip
While on our temple’s Solidarity Mission to Israel from February 18-23 2024, Rabbi Dan Levin summarized each day on social media. Here are his day-by-day posts.  Day 1 – February 19, 2024 What brings us to Israel? A duty, a compulsion, a sense of deep connection, a yearning to share
February 28, 2024
Shabbat Message
Choosing Servitude: Shabbat Message by Rabbi Dan Levin
Every morning, as we recount the blessings and miracles of every day, our liturgy provides us a blessing:  Baruch Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, She Asani Ben/Bat Chorin – Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruling Spirit of the Universe, who has made me to be free. In some respects,
February 9, 2024