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The Rest is Commentary
By Daniel S. Horwitz Just over a year ago, we at The Well set out to explore what it might look like to build a robust monthly learning platform in Metro Detroit, tailored to the needs and interests of young adults, with a focus on engaging with traditional texts (inspired by the traditional Beit Midrash partner style learning model).
American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by the Pew Research Center. But the survey also suggests that Jewish identity is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews (22%) now describe themselves as having no religion.
In Jewish practice, Torah study often takes on a ritualized role similar to that of prayer. A specific place-the beit midrash, or "house of study"-is a designated room set aside in many Jewish communal buildings. Many Jews carve out set times during the day or week for Torah study.
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Rabbi Dan Horwitz is the founding director of The Well, a nationally recognized Jewish community-building, education, and spirituality outreach initiative in Metro Detroit geared to the needs of young adults. Committed to lifelong learning, Dan holds a BA in Politics from Brandeis University, an MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College, a JD and an MA in Sport Management from the University of Michigan, and an MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew College. Ordained by the non-denominational Mesifta Adas Wolkowisk, he worked for a number of years as the Rabbi and Director of Immersive Learning for Moishe House, has been designated one of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis by The Forward, is a graduate of the Clergy Leadership Incubator housed at Hazon, and is 1/4 of The Open Dor Project's inaugural cohort of spiritual entrepreneurs. A regular basketball player, Jewish jam session participant and hummus enthusiast, Dan makes his home in suburban Detroit with his spouse Miriam and their kiddos Jonah and Micah.