Rabbi of Congregational Learning

Rabbi Danielle Parmenter

Rabbi Danielle Parmenter’s Jewish journey began on the campus of Emory University, where she was exposed to the works of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, and Arthur Green. These great rabbis inspired her to study religion and later obtain a Master’s degree in Judaic Studies from Boston University. After becoming increasingly immersed in Jewish community and awed by Jewish ritual and Torah, Danielle was drawn to the rabbinate. Danielle spent seven years at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and was ordained in the spring of 2014.   Danielle is deeply committed to the practice of Talmud Torah and feels called to teach our beautiful and wise texts and traditions to Jews of every age and from all walks of life.  Danielle loves “watching a student develop and grow into the person they are meant to be” and is “nourished by the knowledge that [she has] helped cultivate that growth.” Danielle is also involved with the Jewish mindfulness movement and has shared this connection wtih TBI through her women's circle and contemplative shabbat offerings. Danielle is currenlty particapting in a two-year training program to become a Spiritual Director and looks forward to sharing this gift with TBI in the future. Danielle lives in Gwynedd Valley with her husband Scott and two children Henry and Annabel.