Rabbi Daniel Kohn

Rabbi Daniel Kohn, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1991. He is the author of several books on Jewish education and spirituality who currently writes and teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay area.


Articles by Rabbi Daniel Kohn

What To Expect At Synagogue Services on Saturday Morning

A guide for bar/bat mitzvah guests and other newcomers to Sabbath worship.

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Extras in the Siddur

Editors of siddurim (prayer books) have included a variety of bonus materials.

The Parents’ Role in a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Service

Traditionally, the father recited one blessing during the service, but today, parents are often much more involved.

Shabbat Liturgy

A guide to Shabbat services and what makes them unique.

Why Some Holidays Last Longer Outside Israel

Israelis and liberal Jews observe fewer days for some holidays than traditional Diaspora Jews.

Purim Plays and Carnivals

Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.

What a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guest Needs to Know

What to expect and how to behave at a bar/bat mitzvah service.

Prayer Services of Rosh Hashanah

The unique New Year prayers vividly recall the major themes of the holiday.

Preliminary Blessings and Psalms

With introductory blessings and psalms, the creators of the Jewish prayer service created a model that allowed for spiritual preparation prior to the main section of the morning service.