Daniel Kraus was born and raised in Australia, and studied at Monash University before relocating to Yeshiva University. Daniel holds a B.S. and an MBA from Yeshiva University. He has extensive experience as a professional in the nonprofit world. Daniel is currently the Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Birthright Israel Foundation, where he leads strategic alliances, partnerships, and brand experience.
An ordained Rabbi, Daniel currently serves as the Director of Community Education at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where he lectures, delivers sermons, and co-directs the renowned KJ Beginners program. Daniel blends his passion for entrepreneurship and technology and his love of Judaism and the Jewish people into everything he does. He serves on numerous communal boards and consults to a variety of not-for-profits. Daniel was selected in the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 list of emerging Jewish leaders earlier this year.
Daniel has hemophilia and is very committed to giving back to the community. He has participated in NHF’s Washington Days, served on the NYCHC Gala Committee, Secretary of the chapter and now serves on the Governance and Finance Task Force. Daniel completed his Rabbinical Ordination in Israel. He serves as the Director of Community Education at Manhattan’s Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and four children.