Our Rabbi

Rabbi Edward Boraz, Ph.D.

“There is a place here for everyone” is an important part of our Rabbi’s vision.  He recently became part of our congregational family in July of 2018, succeeding Rabbi Emeritus Dan Danson.  He seeks only to build on our history and to be a Rabbi people will feel comfortable turning to in times of celebration, need, or just the ordinary rhythms of the weeks, months, and years.

Rabbi Boraz was ordained in 1993 at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.  He continued his studies in its School of Graduate Studies and in 1998, received his Doctor of Philosophy in Hebrew Cognate Studies with a particular emphasis on Jewish Law.  Upon completion of his studies, from 1998 through 2018, he served as the Michael Steinberg ’61 Rabbi of Dartmouth College Hillel, Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, and also as the Rabbi for the Upper Valley Jewish Community, a 200 member congregation.  He also taught as an adjunct assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Prior to his entry into rabbinical school, our Rabbi graduated Loyola University (1975) and was awarded a J.D. in 1978 from its law school.  Afterwards, he practiced law and remains a member in good standing with the Illinois Bar.

Wexner Fellow and is the author of “Understanding the Talmud: A Modern Reader’s Guide for Study.

You may contact him at rabbiboraz@gmail.com or by his cell-phone at 1-603-448-8533.

 

 

Rabbi Emeritus:

Rabbi Dan Danson

Rabbi Dan Danson was the spiritual leader of Mt Sinai from 1988-2017.  He leads weekly and holiday worship services, and provides 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 is 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, as 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.

He and his wife now live in New York state.