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Rabbi Daniel Wolnerman

Rabbi Daniel Wolnerman has served as the Hillel rabbi at the University of Florida and University of Miami and currently works for Maimonides Fellowships Florida running innovative and engaging Jewish programming for university students and young professionals in Miami.  He received his rabbinic ordination from the Jerusalem Rabbinate and Aish HaTorah and currently resides in Miami with his wife Brenda and children Moshe, Nechama, and Noach. He can be reached at

Revamping the Bar Mitzvah Experience

Revamping the Bar Mitzvah Experience


My bar mitzvah was a celebration of ignorance. It’s time to stop the charade.