Danielle believes there is a Jewish community for everyone and that her purpose is to help each person find theirs. A lifelong Philadelphian with a Moroccan-Israeli background, Danielle is known for her spicy Shabbat dinners and her skills on a Scrabble board. She received her M.A. in Jewish studies from Gratz College where she completed a thesis on trends in secular Jewish dating. Danielle has completed matchmaker trainings with YentaNet and Marriage Minded Mentor and is trained in two methods of facilitative mediation. Her work has been featured on Slate's "Working" podcast. Before coming to the Jewish world, Danielle worked as an aide to Senator Joseph Lieberman and is now a leader in Philadelphia’s ad hoc Jewish activist community. Danielle is proud to work at Tribe 12, a nonprofit that connects Philadelphia’s twenty- and thirty-year olds to each other and the greater Jewish community. She wears one hat as assistant director, but it's the role she created for herself three years ago - that of "in-house matchmaker" - that makes her truly excited to go to work every day. After seeing matchmaking work for her observant friends, Danielle took the best elements of traditional Jewish matchmaking and reinterpreted them to fit modern dating. Danielle has met one-on-one with hundreds of individuals to get to know them, set them up on dates and become their go-to resource for everything Jewish, resulting in a powerful tool for community engagement. Tribe 12 is the only Jewish organization which uses matchmaking in this way.