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Rabbi Danielle Upbin

Rabbi Danielle Upbin is Florida’s JTS Rabbinic Fellow and was ordained from JTS in 2002.  Rabbi Upbin leads organized groups and conducts private study opportunities for lay people with a demonstrated commitment to Conservative Judaism and JTS.

Originally from New York City, Rabbi Upbin graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a BA in Political Science. Upon ordination from JTS, she received awards in homiletics and in writings on the Middle East peace process. Through her engagement with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, she has also integrated meditation and contemplative Jewish thought into her rabbinate.

Since 2005, Rabbi Upbin has served as a prayer leader with her husband, Rabbi David Weizman, in Clearwater, Florida. Leading Jewish prayer in a joyous and soulful manner is one of Rabbi Upbin's passions. She has shared her spirited prayer style and love of Jewish learning with students of all ages in congregations around the country. Recently, she released a CD entitled “Reveal the Light”, a compilation of Hebrew chant and original music.

Rabbi Upbin is actively involved in the Pinellas County Interfaith Coalition and the Board of Rabbis and was appointed to the Rabbinic Cabinet of Israel Bonds.

She resides in Clearwater, FL with her husband and their four children.