Daniel Levenson, Deputy Director for Communal Security

Dan Levenson

As Deputy Director for Communal Security, Daniel plays a key role in the daily and long-term activities of the CJP Communal Security Initiative. His role includes supporting CJP affiliates by conducting training, helping institutions apply for federal and state security grants, managing the CJP Communal Security Initiatives website, working with law enforcement, and providing ongoing consultation and advice to the Jewish organizations that CJP serves.

Before coming to CJP, Daniel was Associate Regional Director at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England where his portfolio included communal security and working closely with law enforcement, clergy, elected officials, and partner organizations to address incidents of hate and bias in communities across Massachusetts.

He also previously served as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, and Director of Public Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to New England. Daniel has presented on white supremacist activity, violent extremism, antisemitism, and other forms of hate for a wide variety of audiences.

Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University. He is also currently a master’s candidate in security studies with a concentration in homeland defense at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, an active member of MACA (the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts), a Committee Chair on the New England Board of ATAP (Association of Threat Assessment Professionals), and a freelance book reviewer for academic publications focused on terrorism and violent extremism.