Founding Director

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The Well's founding director, Rabbi Dan Horwitz, believes deeply in the value and power of community, and that Judaism should above all add meaning to our lives and be a source of joy! Committed to lifelong learning, he holds three masters degrees and a law degree in addition to rabbinic ordination. Rabbi Dan is committed to creating radically welcoming environments and connecting with individuals and families wherever they may be on their journeys.

For more information, check out his personal website:

To contact Rabbi Dan, please email him at

Assistant Director

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Matt is SO excited get started as the new Assistant Director of The Well! Matt hails from sunny Los Angeles, went to school in San Diego, lived abroad in Israel for a year, staffed ten Birthright Israel trips, traveled extensively through Europe and North America, and hopes to visit all 7 continents one day. Matt comes to Detroit as a transplant with no roots here, having lived in Chicago for the past 5 years. He has been a part of organizations such as Young Judaea, Birthright, Moishe House, and Camp Chi. He is very much looking forward to learning everything there is to know about Detroit. Let's grab a coffee soon - and until then, I'll meet you at The Well!

Reach him at!

Program and Engagement Associate


Avery is a recent graduate of the Jewish Communal Leadership Program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, as well as an alum of Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps. She is passionate about Jewish community building, social justice, and matzah ball soup! Avery is looking forward to connecting people to everything The Well has to offer and supporting them in building Jewish community!

She'd love to get to know you over coffee - email her at!


Repair the World Fellow


Aaron Cahen is excited to be working with The Well this year as a Fellow with Repair the World! Aaron grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and just graduated from the University of Michigan. He is passionate about social justice and partnering with local organizations to address community needs. With Repair the World, he is an Education Justice Fellow working in Detroit to help achieve equitable access to quality education. He is looking forward to meeting our community, and if you have any interest in volunteer or service work, email him at to grab a coffee!