About Daniel Glassman

Daniel Glassman has been Temple Jeremiah's Executive Director since November 2012. Before coming to Jeremiah, he served as the overnight camp director and conference center director at JCYS Camp Henry Horner in Ingleside, Ill. Danny has his bachelor's degree in social science from National Louis University and is working towards his Masters of Jewish Professional Studies at the Spertus Institute of Learning and Leadership. Danny is a member of the National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA). He currently serves as president of the Chicago Area Synagogue Administrators (CASA) the local branch of the NATA. He is also still very much active in the camping community serving as accreditation visitor for the Illinois section of the American Camp Association. When he's not working or in class, he is with his wife, Krystal, and their children, Eden and Levi.

Shabbat B’chukotai

By |2022-05-18T14:05:49-05:00May 18, 2022|

When something bad happens, is your first instinct to blame someone (yourself, someone else, God) rather than be upset with the unfortunate situation? My six-year-old processes with intense rage, even kicking my shins to make sure all around know his emotions. He struggles to verbalize that he’s upset with

Parashat Vayikra

By |2022-03-10T09:19:36-06:00March 9, 2022|

For those who may not know, I have the honor of serving as an officer for the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA). It is incredibly meaningful work for me, sharing and learning with my colleagues and making a difference in our movement. As an officer, my portfolio consists

Shabbat Bo

By |2022-01-13T10:40:16-06:00January 4, 2022|

Since the start of the holiday season, I have been working on improving the rates on the various services I use, i.e. phone, utilities, satellite radio, etc. I do this on a regular basis with temple vendors, but it’s a different story when it comes to the vendors I

Shabbat Chanukah

By |2021-12-03T09:27:26-06:00December 1, 2021|

This past weekend, I had one of those “bound to happen” conversations with my kids. Let me lay the groundwork. From Thanksgiving until after the new year, we have 93.9 Lite FM playing in the car. For those not accustomed to Chicago radio, Lite FM transitions from its normal

Shabbat Vayeira

By |2021-10-20T11:34:18-05:00October 18, 2021|

Life is a series of choices. Most of the time when we are presented with choices, we are only allowed one option.  We weigh the benefits of the potential decisions.  How will what I do today affect me now and further down the road?  Robert Frost opened in his

Shabbat Shuvah

By |2021-09-09T09:17:51-05:00September 9, 2021|

Fall is upon us.  Though it does not officially begin until September 22nd, we are starting to see all of the signs that summer is coming to a close.  Kids are back in school, the weather is becoming cooler and we are in the middle of the High Holy

Shabbat Shoftim

By |2021-08-12T13:54:47-05:00August 10, 2021|

I have learned quite a bit this year about trees thanks to Temple Jeremiah. We have replaced two of our dead trees with beautiful new trees and are in the process of planting a new tree just outside of Rabbi Cohen’s study. There is a lot that goes into

Shabbat Pinchas

By |2021-06-30T17:22:04-05:00June 30, 2021|

You may have picked up from previous Shabbat Shalom Messages that I stream a lot of movies and television shows. It’s one of the few things that helps me decompress and focus on things other than the chaos of day-to-day life. This weekend I found myself re-watching the "newish"

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