Rabbi Danielle Upbin is originally from New York City. She was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2002 and holds a BA in Political Science from Barnard College.
Rabbi Upbin has a diverse rabbinate. She shares her passion for Jewish prayer, text study, and spirituality as an inspirational speaker and visiting scholar. For the past fifteen years, she has served as the Associate Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater, FL. She a prayer leader, community educator, and passionate champion of Jewish and interfaith causes. From 2012-2017, Upbin also served as “Rabbinic Fellow” for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, teaching in congregations and home-hosted adult educational settings around the State of Florida. She is a past president of the Pinellas County Board of Rabbis and a member of the Rabbinic Advisory Counsel of Israel Bonds.
A professionally trained singer, Upbin released her debut album in 2012, entitled “Reveal the Light”, a compilation of Hebrew chant and original songs. In 2017, inspired by her experience with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, she became a certified yoga instructor, teaching studio classes as well as weaving yoga and mindfulness meditation practice into her rabbinic service.
Rabbi Upbin resides in Clearwater, FL with her husband, Rabbi David Weizman, and their four children.