Danielle Natelson

Design Strategist, Los Angeles

Bringing to light

Opportunities to bring together entrepreneurs and Jewish communal professionals into a vibrant tapestry of Jewish life in Los Angeles

The basics

Danielle has spent more than a decade working at the intersection of leadership and learning across the Jewish communal landscape. For six years, Danielle cultivated relationships with students, community partners, and stakeholders at Hillel at UCLA, resulting in the engagement of nearly 2000 Jewish students annually. There, she piloted a new strategy for training leaders, launched pluralistic Jewish learning environments, and scaled immersive experiences to reach broad audiences. Additionally, Danielle has leveraged her passion for music and Israeli dance to enrich Jewish communities through the arts in her work with Camp Ramah, the Bureau of Jewish Education, and synagogues and Jewish day schools in Orange County.

Danielle’s intersectional identity has positioned her to contribute to efforts of diversity, equity and inclusion in the Jewish community, earning her a selection in the second cohort of Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program for Jews of Color. An alumna of UC Berkeley, Hebrew University, Pardes, and other fellowships, Danielle is a proud learner and relishes opportunities to immerse in our rich tradition.

How Danielle finds meaning and comes together with others

Danielle enjoys the camaraderie that comes from cheering on her favorite sports teams, welcoming in Shabbat with friends old and new, and using her singing voice to connect with others. Whether it’s karaoke or her High Holiday quartet, in the car alone or with a chorus at camp, music has always been Danielle’s ultimate key to meaningful connection.