Gefsky Community Scholar

Made possible by the H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Endowment Fund of the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.

Federation Scholar Rabbi Danny SchiffRabbi Dr. Danny Schiff

Gefsky Community Scholar

Rabbi Dr. Danny Schiff is the Gefsky Community Scholar at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. He is a noted teacher and researcher in Jewish ethics.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Rabbi Dr. Schiff grew up in Melbourne. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Melbourne. Rabbi Dr. Schiff received ordination, as well as his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters degree, from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (H.U.C. - J.I.R.). He also received his Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree, as well as an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from H.U.C. - J.I.R.. Additionally, Dr. Schiff earned an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Rabbi Schiff previously served as the Community Scholar for the Agency for Jewish Learning in Pittsburgh, as rabbi of B’nai Israel in White Oak, Pennsylvania, and as rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne.

He is the author of Abortion in Judaism, published by Cambridge University Press and Judaism in a Digital Age published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is a former President of the Museum of Jewish Ideas, and board member of the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Board and the Society of Jewish Ethics.

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Zionist Salon
Invite your friends for an evening of provocative Zionist conversation with Rabbi Danny Schiff.