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Rabbi Dan Shevitz

Rabbi Dan Shevitz serves Congregation Mishkon Tephilo in Venice, California, just two blocks from the beach, as Rabbi Emeritus. He previously served Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City and as Hillel director and Jewish chaplain at MIT in Cambridge, MA. He teaches Talmud and Rabbinics in the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism).  

Rabbi Dan has served the community as a chaplain for the Los Angeles Police Department, and is Av Bet Din (president of the court) of the Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din, a pluralistic community  court for conversion to Judaism.    

He is the rabbi in charge of Jewish divorces (Hebrew: GET or GITTIN) for the Southern California region of the Rabbinical Assembly.  

He is a licensed private pilot, motorcyclist, and has apprenticed as an auto mechanic with Tom and Ray Magliozzi in Cambridge (of "Car Talk" on National Public Radio).    

Since 2008 he has been principal percussionist and timpanist with the Palisades Symphony Orchestra. He lives in Venice with Humuhumunukunuku, a Mollucan cockatoo ("M2").