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 Vayeira

By |2022-11-09T10:42:26-06:00November 8, 2022|

I want to start by expressing my gratitude to our community. I am writing this week’s Shabbat Shalom message from the Annual National Association for Temple Administration Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Thank you for allowing me to escape the impending cold Chicago winter for the sunny beaches of

Shabbat Mas’ei

By |2022-07-25T15:00:39-05:00July 25, 2022|

Dear Friends,  I have always been fascinated and troubled that our modern world has a news cycle that fixates on one story only to be superseded by another just a few days later. Take the war in Ukraine. For several weeks this spring it was all we could talk

Shabbat Korach

By |2022-06-23T11:59:43-05:00June 23, 2022|

I believe I do an okay job of keeping politics at bay while at Temple. The vast majority of the messages I share are ambiguous enough to make the reader comfortable with what I am trying to convey, and not feel as though I am making a personal slight

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

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