Rabbi Daniel Sherman has been selected as the net senior rabbi by the Temple Sinai Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, it was announced earlier today.
“I feel very honored to become Temple Sinai’s next senior rabbi and am thrilled to be joining the congregation in time to celebrate its 150th birthday next year,” said Rabbi Sherman. “I am very excited to help our members find their own paths to live modern and meaningful Jewish lives.”
Rabbi Sherman comes to Temple Sinai from Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, FL., where he has been its senior rabbi. Prior to that he was the rabbi at the Tree of Life Congregation in Columbia, South Carolina for nine years. Following his 1999 ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati, Sherman served as an assistant and later an associate rabbi at Temple Shalom in Naples, FL. until 2006.
Sherman was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a lifelong product of the Reform Movement–growing up in a Reform congregation, attending URJ summer camps, and being involved in the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY).
A graduate of Yale University in 1993, he received a major is history and later obtained a Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters while attending HUC-JIR.
The Hon. Judge Robin Giarrusso, Temple Sina president said. “We are very pleased to welcome Rabbi Sherman to our community, ” the Hon. Judge Robin Gisarrusso, Temple Sinai president said in announcing his selection. “We look forward to his engaging and warm demeanor, zest for teaching all ages, and strong belief in community service.”
In accordance with Temple Sinai’s bylaws, a formal congregational vote to confirm the rabbi will take place at the Annual Meeting on May 17 at 6:00 p.m.
According to the press release, Sherman, will bring with him his wife, Morgan, and a son and daughter when they officially join the Temple Sinai family in July.
Sherman will replace Rabbi Matthew Reimer, who is finishing his three-year contract with Temple Sinai at the end of May. Emeritus Rabbi Ed Paul Cohn and Cantor Joel Colman round out the other clergy at the Uptown Reform temple.