Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

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שִׁמְעוּ שָׁמוֹעַ מִלָּתִי וּתְהִי־זֹאת תַּנְחוּמֹתֵיכֶם

Truly listen to what I say, and let that be your comfort. (Job 21:2)

A love of storytelling lies at the core of Rabbi Dan Slipakoff’s rabbinate. Whether  teaching Torah to toddlers or building value-based relationships for righteous impact, identifying and celebrating our core stories drives Rabbi Slipakoff’s passion for Jewish communal life. Always eager to learn another story, Rabbi Slipakoff’s love for Temple Israel and the broader Boston community continues to grow with every new experience. 

Rabbi Slipakoff adamantly affirms the sacred essence of every individual, and works diligently through the actions of Tikkun Central to ensure that Temple Israel continues to be a local and national leader in  numerous pursuits of justice.

Connect with Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

Rabbi Slipakoff grew up in  Philadelphia. He earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master in Social Work from Temple University with a focus on Macro Practice with Organizations, Communities, & Policy Arenas. While studying at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Slipakoff served a  spectrum of Jewish life that included both small and large congregations, Hillels, hospitals, and online communities. He was a Year in Israel T’ruah Fellow, a 92nd Street Y Innovation Fellow, and was selected to participate in the Be Wise Jewish Fellowship in Jewish Entrepreneurialism. His passion for healing and civic responsibility inspired his rabbinic thesis “Rabbinic Responses to September 11th.

Rabbi Slipakoff first fell in love with Judaism at URJ Camp Harlam, where he also met and fell in love with his wife, Alison. Along with their sons Asher and Leon, they are eager to continue experiencing all that TI and Boston have to offer!

Learn with Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

Please enjoy Michal’s Mixtape, a playlist Rabbi Slipakoff created as a part of his Mixtape Midrash class. Each song helps paint a portrait of Michal, the Daughter of King Saul and first wife of King David, from the Book of Samuel.