Rabbi Dan Judson is the Director of Professional Development and Placement for the Hebrew College Rabbinical School and a doctoral candidate in Jewish history at Brandeis University. His dissertation focuses on the history of American synagogues and money. As part of his work, he researches contemporary synagogue finances, and is presently writing a report on the success of several synagogues who have eliminated dues and are using a voluntary funding model. His writings on synagogues and money have appeared in academic journals, newspapers and websites. He was for ten years the Rabbi of Temple Beth David of the South Shore, a URJ congregation in Canton, MA, and was the Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow at Harvard in 2003.