About Rabbi Neil
Rabbi Neil is the spiritual leader of beth shir shalom
the progressive Reform synagogue in Santa Monica/West Los Angeles. He received his rabbinic ordination and his Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Using his Jewish summer camp background, "Rabbi Neil" weaves together music, constantly evolving, innovative words and translations to create pioneering spiritual celebrations.
Rabbi Comess-Daniels is active in many community organizations, especially those involving interfaith cooperation and communal repair, including: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) from which he received the Giant of Justice Award, T’ruah, J Street, Upward Bound House (Community Spirit Award recipient), the National Conference for Community and Justice (Distinguished Merit Award), Martin Luther King Jr. Westside Coalition (Community Light Award).