Rabbi Daniel Bortz is a native of San Diego, California via Cape Town, South Africa. He is founder & director of JTEEN of San Diego, offering social action and educational activities for Jewish youth throughout the city. After some time at UC S. Barbara, he studied at the Mayanot Institute in Jerusalem and other yeshivot for 6 years, ultimately returning to California as a Rabbi. He is a Pan American medalist in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and runs Shabbat Tents at music festivals, with the goal of fusing Jewish spirituality with modern life. He is currently working on his book based on his blog: Quillofthesoul.blogspot.com.