Rabbi Dan Danson was the spiritual leader of Mt Sinai from 1988-2017. He led weekly and holiday worship services, and provided pastoral services and education to Temple members. He was the glue that held our geographically far-flung Jewish Community together. Rabbi Dan was often the public representative of our Jewish community to friends and neighbors throughout north central Wisconsin. Usually, it was Rabbi Dan who was interviewed for radio, television, and newspapers concerning local, national, and international news about Judaism and Israel.
He was an active member of local clergy and community organizations that worked to improve the lives of our citizens. His activities in the local community included serving on the Board of the Volunteer Center of Marathon County, the Wausau In-House Network, chairperson of the NAOMI Clergy Caucus, and the Institutional Review Board of Aspirus and Marshfield Clinic.
Rabbi Dan is an active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and the Midwest Association of Reform Rabbis (MWARR), and has served on the Board of the CCAR and as Chair of its Small Cities Committee, and as President of the MWARR. In the summer, he was a faculty member at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Olin Sang Ruby camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.