Head Of School

Rabbi Daniel Lehmann

Rabbi Danny Lehmann

From the Press

Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, Ph.D. has devoted over 30 years to innovative leadership in pluralistic Jewish education and interreligious learning. He has served as Founding Headmaster of Gann Academy – The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, Founder and Director of the Berkshire Institute of Music and Arts (BIMA), co-founder of the Hevruta Gap-year Program of the Shalom Hartman Institute, co-founder of the Jewish high school Moot Beit Din competition, and co-founder of the North American Association of Jewish High Schools.

Earlier in his career, he served as Upper School Dean of Jewish Studies and Principal (grades 6–12) of the Beth Tfiloh Community Jewish Day School in Pikesville, Maryland. His most recent leadership positions include president of Hebrew College in Newton, MA and president of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. He has served as board chair of the Boston Theological Institute and as a member of the Board of Camp Yavneh. He is currently a board member of Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, CA.

Daniel received his undergraduate degree in philosophy and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University. He also earned a Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Studies from New York University with a dissertation focused on philosophies, theologies and pedagogies of pluralism and their application to Jewish and general education. He has written and lectured extensively on pluralism, Jewish texts and theologies, Jewish education and interreligious leadership. Daniel received the 2001 Covenant Foundation Award for leadership in Jewish education and the same year received the Benjamin Shevach Award in Jewish education from Hebrew College. CJP, the Boston Jewish Federation, presented him with the 2016 Rabbinic Award. Daniel is married to Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D. and they are the proud parents of three grown children: Hillel, Eliyahu and Shira.