This week, the Warrior Word sat down and interviewed Rabbi Daniel Levian, who is here on his Israeli shlichut. Get to know him as he shares where he came from, his hobbies, and his favorite classes to teach.
Eliora Gdanski: Where are you originally from?
Rabbi Daniel Levian: I am originally from Jerusalem.
EG: Where did you live before you moved to Miami?
RDL: My family and I moved from Denver, Colorado. We were there on shlichut, which means that we were there through Israel as Rabbis and teachers.
EG: Do you have any kids?
RDL: Yes, two kids, Maayan and Eliyah. Maayan goes to Hebrew Academy, and Eliyah will join after sukkot.
EG: Do you plan on moving back to Israel?
RDL: Yes, but not after this year- probably within 2 or 3 years.
EG: Do you enjoy living in Miami?
RDL: Yes. It's different from Israel and Denver, but I enjoy living here.
EG: What’s different about it?
RDL: There’s a much larger Jewish community here than in Denver. The weather and vibes here are also different than in Jerusalem.
EG: What are your hobbies?
RDL: I enjoy reading and playing video games.
EG: How long have you been a teacher?
RDL: I’ve been teaching for the past 8 years.
EG: Where did you go to Yeshivah?
RDL: I went to Yeshivat Gush, and I was there for 7 years. I also went to Hertzel University and have a Masters of Educatiob..
EG: Which grades do you teach here?
RDL: I teach Gemara for 9th and 10th, and I teach Chumash, Machseva, and Halacha for 11th.
EG: What’s your favorite class to teach?
RDL: This year my favorite class is Gemara.
EG: Do you enjoy working at Hebrew Academy?
RDL: Yes, I really love working with the staff here. I feel like we all work well together. The students here are also a pleasure to teach and great kids.
Compiled by: Eliora Gdanski