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Dan Libenson

Daniel is the Founder and President of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, a hub for ideas, education, and action dedicated to inspiring radical creativity and accelerating bold innovation in American Jewish life. He is co-host of the Institute’s popular “Judaism Unbound” podcast. Before founding the Institute, Dan served in various roles in the Jewish community, including Executive Director of jU Chicago, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Hillel, and Director of New Initiatives at Harvard Hillel.

Dan has received several major awards for his innovative work, including the AVI CHAI Fellowship and Hillel International's Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award. Dan spent a few summers as a camper and counselor at different Jewish camps before moving to Israel as a teenager. He has served as a Cornerstone Advisor since 2014 and is excited to be part of the camping world again. Dan has an A.B. degree from Harvard College and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He lives in Hyde Park, Chicago with his wife and two children. He is currently working on a book based on the Judaism Unbound podcast.