Daniel Kraus

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Birthright Israel Foundation

Daniel Kraus is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Birthright Israel Foundation, where he leads strategic alliances, partnerships, and brand experience. Prior to the Birthright Israel Foundation, Daniel served as the inaugural Director of the Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE) Downtown location where he spearheaded the creation of a community of young Jewish professionals and created a hub of Jewish engagement in Midtown Manhattan. Daniel also served as MJE’s Chief Operating Officer.

An ordained Rabbi, Daniel currently serves as the Director of Community Education at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where he lectures, delivers sermons, and co-directs the renowned KJ Beginners program. Daniel holds a B.S. and an MBA from Yeshiva University.  Daniel blends his passion for entrepreneurship and technology and his love of Judaism and the Jewish people into everything he does. He serves on numerous communal boards and consults to a variety of not-for-profits. Daniel was selected in the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 list of emerging Jewish leaders earlier this year.