Danny Siegel will join us at Beth Shalom for a
special Scholar-in-Residence weekend
September 9-11, 2016
Danny Siegel is a well-known author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 300 North American Jewish communities, to synagogues, JCC’s, Federations, and other communal organizations on Tzedakah and Jewish values, besides reading from his own poetry. He is the author of 28 1/2 books on such topics as Mitzvah heroes and practical and personalized Tzedakah, and has produced an anthology of 500 selections of Talmudic quotes about living the Jewish life well called Where Heaven and Earth Touch.
Siegel is sometimes referred to as The Most Famous Unknown Jewish Poet in America — among his not-well-enough-known poetry books are A Hearing Heart and Unlocked Doors — as well as, Mitzvah Maniac, The World’s Greatest Expert on Personalized Tzedakah, The Feeling Person’s Thinker, and the Pied Piper of Tzedakah. His volume Healing: Readings and Meditations combines poetry and prose and classical Jewish texts for those in need of healing words.
His most recent books in prose include 1 + 1 = 3 and 37 Other Mitzvah Principles For a Meaningful Life, Heroes and Miracle Workers and Good People, collections of essays about everyday people who are Mitzvah heroes and great Menschen, Tell Me a Mitzvah, Tzedakah stories for children ages 7- 12, The Humongous Pushka in the Sky, a story book for little children, and From the Heart — Love Poetry.
Ziv Tzedakah Fund, the non-profit Mitzvah organization he founded in 1981, distributed more than $13,750,000 to worthy individuals and projects during its 27 years of activity.
Danny has a B.S. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University’s School of General Studies, and a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Hebrew Literature Degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
He is one of three recipients of the prestigious 1993 Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators.