Dan Friedman was the only Yale PhD on the writing staff of Sacha Baron Cohen and the only qualified soccer coach to have been executive editor at the Forward.
Dan's work has appeared in The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Today Dan is a consultant writer and editor, working with a variety of nonprofit organizations including Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action.
Dan sits on the boards of:
Refuge America: Telling the Stories of LGBTQ Refugees and
The National Holocaust Awareness Initiative.
Among other work, Dan works with HIAS on its editorial output, partners with Rush Powers Media to submit journalism and media contest entries and advises the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an international nonprofit dedicated to fighting hate and disinformation online.
Most recently Dan was Director of Content and Communications for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where he led the strategic communication effort including an online rebrand and the production of new multimedia content.
Previously Dan served as executive editor of the Forward, where led an online rebrand project and won numerous awards for writing and editing including a 2018 Rockower award for editorial writing for “For Shame, President Trump,” his response to the events in Charlottesville.
Dan received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge, where he captained the university soccer team.
Dan is the author of an ebook about the roots of “Tears for Fears,” the 80’s rock band, which is also available as an audio book.
He writes regularly about whisky, about books for the Los Angeles Review of Books and about soccer for 8by8 Magazine (America’s soccer magazine).