Our Spiritual Leader
Our congregation is led by Cantor Danielle Bensimhon.
Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cantor Danielle Bensimhon has called Palm Beach Gardens her home and Temple Beth David her family for ten years.
Cantor Bensimhon studied music and gender studies at Oberlin College, and she earned both an MA in Sacred Music as well as in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Prior to her arrival at TBD, Cantor Bensimhon held pulpits in New York at the Actor's Temple, in Philadelphia with Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, in Long Island with the Midway Jewish Center, and in Cleveland with Congregation Bethaynu.
Cantor Bensimhon strives to engage, inspire, and uplift the Jewish soul through prayer and song. She has helped coordinate and lead the first vibrant Women's Seders and meaningful Healing services of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in synagogues throughout the New York region, and has presented on both at various national conventions. Her signature Bima Band, composed of volunteer congregants and Temple children "rocks the house" wherever she is and currently rocks out at TBD frequently at Shabbat Jams. And, if you’re walking along Juno beach and you happen to hear singing and see dancing, COME check out her TBD Beach Shabbats!
Passionate about chaplaincy, Cantor Bensimhon worked in and outside of New York City hospitals such as Beth Israel Medical Center, Roosevelt/St. Lukes, and the Jewish Home and Hospital of Manhattan, providing spiritual guidance, support, and religious services. Yoga and meditation are her daily practices and rescued golden retrievers her loves. But, at the end of the day, her husband Marc, and her daughters Lila Rina and Lillian Rose hold the key to her heart.