Rabbi Romiel Daniel
Romiel Daniel is a cantor, having studied Ashkenazi Cantorial music at Yeshiva University under Cantors Joseph Malovany, Sherwood Goffin and Bernard Beer. He has released one audiocassette and one CD to preserve and celebrate the Bene Israel liturgy and melodies of Yom Kippur, Selichoth and the Sabbath.
He was the president of the Magen Abraham Synagogue in Ahmedabad, India from 1986-1990. He conducted Jewish education classes and other religious festivals for the community in Ahmedabad including Purim/Passover Seders and Chanukah. He was also actively involved with the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Mr. Daniel conducted the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at the Village Temple in New York from 1995-2007 in the Bene Israel tradition for the Indian Jews in America. He is the President of the Rego Park Jewish Center and the President of the Minyan Club.
Romiel is president of the organization The Indian Jewish Congregation of USA. He has given lectures at the 92nd Y, New York Public Library, Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, Barnes and Noble, Queens YM & WHA, Queens Museum of Arts, Washington Jewish Film Festival week, United Federation of Teachers, Rego Park Jewish Center, Forest Hills Jewish Center, Newark Museum, JCC In Manhattan, and several other organizations and institutions. He has been written about in the New York Times, Daily News, Jewish Week, Jewish Press and several other newspapers.