Dan comes from a rich cultural and culinary background, with mixed Sephardi, Mizrachi and Ashkenazi heritage. After studying Computer Visualisation and Animation at Bournemouth University, Dan worked in the hospitality sector for 4 years before joining the Jewish Futures graphic design department, which he has led since 2014.
Rivkie studied at London College of Fashion, and has worked for over a decade as a journalist in the fashion industry. She founded Slink Magazine in 2010, and has worked for publications including the Daily Express, Daily Mirror, OK and New Magazine. She is currently the Digital Fashion Editor at Woman and Home.
The pair met in 2019 and connected over their shared passion for food and events. Rivkie and Dan married in 2021, and subsequently stepped into their roles together at Ta’amim, bringing their collective creativity to the organisation, and relaunching in early 2022 with a fresh look and new initiatives online, in print and in person.
Rabbi Naftali Schiff has always been seized with this idea that I see as fundamental: that the impact we have through our programmes should not be transactional, but transformational. It shouldn’t be aimed at keeping the train on the track, it should be aimed at changing young people’s lives. Because that is how you really make a difference to the Jewish future.