Senior Rabbi Daniel Weiner believes passionately in building Judaism for the 21st century and in healing the world through social justice. Temple De Hirsch Sinai has grown to more than 4,000 members and 1,500 families in two campuses in Seattle and Bellevue since he became Senior Rabbi in 2001. His innovations in worship include producing rabcasts on video, bringing services to travelers and shut-ins on the Internet and leading a rock band in popular Rock Shabbat services.
Rabbi Weiner and his team won the Religion Action Center’s Fain Award for their campaign on gun responsibility. Rabbi Weiner’s efforts with other clergy contributed to the founding of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which drafted and helped pass Initiative 594 in 2014. Work on implementation of the law and about gun responsibility continues. His columns have appeared in The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Weiner wrote Good God: Faith for the Rest of Us about the dangerous polarization between fanatical faith and soulless secularism.