Daniel L Lehmann
Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann is the eighth president in the fifty-six-year history of the Graduate Theological Union. President Lehmann began his term on August 1, 2018.
President Lehmann comes to the GTU after completing a ten-year term as president of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, where he also served as professor of pluralism and Jewish education. In addition, Lehmann was chair of the board of the Boston Theological Institute, where he successfully led Hebrew College to become the first non-Christian institution to join that theological consortium.
President Lehmann brings to the GTU a profound passion for interreligious education, as well as extensive experience in program development, student recruitment, fundraising, and organizational management. “I am excited to take on this new leadership challenge as president of the preeminent institution of interreligious higher education,” said Rabbi Lehmann. “The polarities that characterize our society and the religious tensions that continue to burst into hatred and violence require a powerful response from religious thinkers, leaders, and activists. As president I will seek to ensure that the GTU remains a significant thought leader in our nation and our world, demonstrating the ways religious and cultural traditions can learn from and enrich one another while retaining the unique narratives, ideas, and practices that root communities in their own fertile traditions.”