Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels is the Head Rabbi at Temple Beth Shir Shalom, and has a strong personal commitment to organizations that deal with interracial and interfaith relations and homelessness issues.
He brings his passionate expression of Judaism and his strong sense of social justice to the pulpit. At Temple Beth Shir Shalom he creates Jewish community, facilitates discovery of the Congregants spiritual selves and works with towards Tikkun Olam – healing the world. Rabbi Comess-Daniels has chaired the Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition and the Interfaith Holocaust Service and also serves on the boards of the Western Region of the Jewish Federation Council and the Westside Interfaith Council. A graduate of UCLA, Rabbi Comess-Daniels was ordained in 1979 at the Hebrew Union College and is often asked to mentor young rabbinic students. He was the founding rabbi of Temple Shir Shalom, one of the two temples that have come together to become Beth Shir Shalom. He is married and has two children.