Kinor David Award to
Rabbi Daniel Freelander
Danny’s love for and support of Zamir spans three decades. Throughout, Danny has guided Zamir’s annual North American Jewish Choral Festival as a lead Coordinator. For almost as long, his presence on the Board of the Zamir Choral Foundation has gently and intelligently helped further its mission. Welcoming and encouraging its youngest vocalists, Danny has stage-managed the annual HaZamir Gala Concert – moving 400 young people on and off the stage in record time, year after year, and yes, with everyone smiling.
Rabbi Freelander served as President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism since 2013; he retired in June. Within the Reform movement, Danny was the founding Director of the Commission on Synagogue Music, and Senior Advisor to Transcontinental Music, the Jewish music publisher. Danny continues to demonstrate his love of Israel as a member of the Board of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Recently, he became Chair of the Board of the Mary McDowell Friends School in Brooklyn, continuing to empower the life journey of youth.