40 Under 40: Rabbi Daniel Dorsch
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40 Under 40: Rabbi Daniel Dorsch

Rabbi Daniel is the Rabbi at Congregation Etz Chaim

Rabbi Daniel Dorsch
Rabbi Daniel Dorsch

Rabbi Daniel Dorsch is married to wife, Amy; they have two children, Zev, 9, and Haley, 5.

Dorsch earned his bachelor’s from Columbia University and Jewish Theological Seminary, master’s in Jewish Education, Davidson School, JTS, Rabbinical Ordination, JTS.

Rabbi Dorsch loves being a congregational rabbi and wouldn’t have it any other way. An average day involves teaching a Jewish Ethics class, schmoozing with congregants, taking a new member out for coffee (he’ll have the iced tea) and spending time working with Etz Chaim’s growing number of preschool and religious school students.

On an equally busy day, he may attend morning minyan, discuss antisemitism with local government officials, and speak at a grade milestone celebration at The Epstein School. When not shuffling his children back and forth from their many activities, Dorsch can be found golfing, studying Daf Yomi, and visiting national parks with his family.

Rabbi Dorsch’s professional affiliations include: Congregation Etz Chaim, Board Member and Co-Chair of Inter-religious Dialogue, AJC-Atlanta, Mercaz-USA, National Teen Engagement Committee for USY, Secretary of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association, board member of JNF Atlanta.

“A career highlight for me was having the honor to address the Georgia State Senate in the months following the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.”

A proud Philadelphia Phillies fan, he feels even prouder that his children have adopted loyalty to local Atlanta sports teams.

“I’ve been in Marietta for six years, during which, Atlanta has become home for our family. I feel so grateful to have worked with such extraordinary professionals, lay leadership, and congregants who have made this professional and personal success possible.”

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