Contact Chaplains

Phone | (909) 621-8685
Email | chaplains@claremont.edu

McAlister Center for Religious Activities
919 North Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

Rabbi Danny Lutz
Jewish Chaplain

An experienced spiritual counselor, Rabbi Danny is passionate about community building and working with students to facilitate deep learning and spiritual connection.

Rabbi Danny was ordained in the Conservative Movement and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. He has served as spiritual leader at Der Nister in Downtown Los Angeles and worked as a spiritual counselor at Beit T’Shuvah, an addiction recovery center in Culver City.  Most recently, he was the Senior Jewish Educator for the University of Guelph Hillel in Ontario, Canada. In addition to providing education and spiritual guidance to the students and staff at Guelph, he facilitated the work of the educator team across Hillel Ontario 

Rabbi Danny is also a carpenter and has worked extensively in theatre, as well as teaching woodworking to campers at Ramah Darom, creating beautiful ritual objects. Danny received his Ordination and Master of Arts in Rabbinic Studies from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in 2020. Rabbi Danny and his wife, Rachel, a genetic counselor, recently relocated to La Verne and are thrilled to be back in California.