Rabbi Danny Landes' special presentation at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, September 10, 2023.
Rav Daniel Landes, born and raised in Chicago, attended the Jewish schools founded by his grandfather, Rav Menachem Sacks – The Menachem Tziyon. Following ordination from Rav J. B. Soloveitchik at Yeshiva University, he was a founding faculty member both at Yeshiva of Los Angeles teaching Talmud, as well as at its sister institution, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as Director of Educational Projects. At the same time, he became Associate Professor of Jewish Law at Loyola Law School and Rabbi of the B’nai David Congregation, which he developed into a center for Orthodox halakhic innovation, social action, and spirituality. He made Aliyah with his family in 1995 to head the Pardes Institute, which he brought to a level of prominence through instituting its Educators Program, Kollel, and Seminars for lay people. After bestowing Orthodox Semikhah (ordination) to a number of outstanding men and women in 2016, he founded Yashrut in 2018. Yashrut offers Semikhah , as well as its Classic Talmud Program. Rabbi Landes is introduced by Rabbi Elliot Dorff.