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 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"

Renew Your Temple Membership for 2021-2022

By |2021-06-30T16:46:12-05:00June 30, 2021|

As we write this letter, we are hoping you are doing well and want to thank you for continuing to be part of our temple community, especially during these uniquely challenging times. Temple Jeremiah is proud to have created an inclusive atmosphere where members feel valued and appreciated. Our tagline, The Joy of Belonging, acknowledges that this is only possible because

Shabbat Emor

By |2021-04-27T15:40:37-05:00April 27, 2021|

I must admit, I am excited about the prospect of a week where we finally experience weather that stays above freezing.  I am trying to figure how to be outside for a couple of hours soaking in some much-needed sun. My kids are itching to set up the pool. The only

Shabbat HaGadol

By |2021-03-24T11:48:11-05:00March 24, 2021|

For the last year, I have been doing what I can to keep my habits and surroundings as normal as possible. I have been coming to the office daily, with normal hours, except for the initial lockdown last March. I visit stores while following their rules to protect those around me. We have

Shabbat T’rumah

By |2021-02-17T16:28:04-06:00February 17, 2021|

The Torah is full of parshot that we can all relate to. I feel as though this week’s parsha, T’rumah, was written especially for synagogue executive directors. There are detailed instructions on constructing the mishkan, “the first worship space,” and requests for pledges/donations from the community to erect the space.  Short of

Shabbat Va’eira

By |2021-01-13T10:23:57-06:00January 12, 2021|

The secular new year has finally come and many of us have committed to a New Year's resolution. Some folks probably want to be better people, some might want to be healthier, and others to start a hobby. I am not comfortable making resolutions. This might be due to the fact that I have a hard time being vulnerable. Or

Shabbat Mikeitz

By |2020-12-16T10:11:05-06:00December 15, 2020|

I always get excited when I have a personal connection to our Torah portion. Miketz is the parsha I chanted at my Bar Mitzvah.  Of course, a lot of things have changed since I chanted from the bima on that afternoon. I got an amazing Torah portion and one of the greatest haftorahs to present. But I

Simchat Torah

By |2020-10-07T09:59:34-05:00October 7, 2020|

Kids say and do the darndest things. My kids love playing “Radio Dad” which involves them calling in requests to their favorite radio DJ, aka me, to play on Spotify. Currently, the number one request is Swedish rock group Europe’s 1986 smash hit, "The Final Countdown." With an incredibly catchy

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