Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg (he/him) prides himself on being a homegrown Canadian rabbi. He serves as spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Ottawa in Canada's capital. His previous pulpits include Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto and Temple Sholom of Vancouver. Rabbi Mikelberg is a CCAR board member and serves as the chair of the Reform Rabbis of Canada. Growing up, he was active in NFTY Northwest and URJ Camp Swig-Newman (now URJ Camp Newman).

Rabbi Mikelberg is a strong voice for tikkun olam, progressive Zionism, and inclusion. He is proud of his work with the Indigenous communities of Canada and the LGBTQ+ community. He has excelled in exciting people of all ages about their Judaism, dedicating his energy to innovative programming for young families and next-generation initiatives.

Rabbi Mikelberg is married to Zachary Paul, a high school teacher. Together, they have a young son named Jacob.

Standing for Inclusion and Love

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg
"What if people protest the program and disrupt Shabbat?" I admit, I heard a loud voice in my head repeating this question as our Pride Shabbat festivities approached last June.

Reform Congregations: Vibrant and Strong All Over the World

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg

Wherever you go there's always someone Jewish
You're never alone when you say you're a Jew
So when you're not home
And you're somewhere kind of “newish"
The odds are – don't look far--
'Cause they're Jewish, too.

Gearing up for the High Holidays, I wanted