Daniel Greyber is rabbi at Beth El Synagogue in Durham, NC, a Conservative and Orthodox synagogue that welcomes many intermarried and gay and lesbian families and is home to a politically involved population with widely divergent opinions on everything, especially Israel and Palestine. Rabbi Greyber is the author of Faith Unravels: A Rabbi’s Struggle with Grief and God and served as Team USA Rabbi at the 19th and 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Formerly a Jerusalem Fellow (2010-11) at the Mandel Leadership Institute, faculty member at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, Executive Director of Camp Ramah in California (2002-10), he was also a long time member of the editorial board of Conservative Judaism. Greyber’s articles have been featured in a wide range of Jewish publications, including articles in the Mesorah Matrix series, Dancing on the Edge of the World: Jewish Stories of Inspiration and Love (Lowell House Press, 2000) and Many Ways into God’s Palace: Essays in Honor of the 36th Anniversary of the Library Minyan (Temple Beth Am, 2008), along with the New York Jewish Week, Ha’aretz (Hebrew and English), CJ Voices magazine, Conservative Judaism, Midstream Magazine, the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, and other Jewish periodicals.
Rabbi Greyber grew up in Potomac, Maryland and spent the first 21 years of his life focused competitive swimming. A gold medalist and Captain of the U.S. Swimming Team at the 1993 World Maccabiah, he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communications from Northwestern University and attended rabbinical school at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Greyber founded the Neshama Minyan at Temple Beth Am, in Los Angeles, and started LISHMA, an egalitarian yeshiva study summer program for young adult Jews co-sponsored by the Ziegler School and Camp Ramah in California. Rabbi Greyber is married to Jennifer, and is the proud father of their three sons, Alon, Benjamin, and Ranon.