Rabbi Dan Margulies is originally from Bethesda, MD and serves on the Judaics faculty of the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, MD. He received his BA in Chemical Physics and Mathematics from Columbia University. He received semikha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and from his personal mentor Rabbi Simcha Krauss z”l. Before attending college he learned at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi in Jerusalem, where he made lasting relationships with rebbeim who empowered and inspired him to continue learning intensively. He previously served as Assistant Rabbi at HIR–The Bayit, rabbi of The Riverdale Minyan, and taught at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and the Skirball Center. While in yeshiva he held internships at the Heschel School, HIR–The Bayit, Young Israel Ohab Zedek, and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. The Margulies family has a registered therapy dog named Menachem; they work with local seniors weekly.