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Welcome Rabbi Kirzane

Friday, July 13, 2018 • 1 Av 5778

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Help us Welcome Rabbi Daniel & Dr. Jessica Kirzane to our family


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Rabbi Daniel Kirzane was ordained from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in May, 2014. He has previously served The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah in Overland Park, KS and Congregation Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, in Mahwah, NJ.

We warmly welcome Daniel, his wife Jessica, their son Jeremiah and daughter, Esther.

During his studies at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Kirzane served congregations in North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Quebec. For two years, he served as the student coordinator of HUC-JIR’s (New York) Soup Kitchen, serving hot meals 52 weeks a year to hundreds of homeless and hungry in the school’s lounge area. In addition, he was a member of the American Jewish World Service Rabbinical Student Delegation to El Salvador in January 2012, studying a rights- based approach to global poverty; was a Reform Clergy Fellow for Columbia/Barnard Hillel; served on the North American Staff of URJ Kesher/Birthright Israel; and was the Student Life Coordinator for the Prozdor High School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition to his rabbinic ordination, Rabbi Kirzane received a Master’s Degree in Hebrew Letters (2013), a Master’s Degree in Religious Education (2012), and wrote his rabbinical thesis on: “Making Magic: Ritual in Reform Jewish Education.”

Rabbi Kirzane was recognized by HUC-JIR for his scholarship and commitment to social justice issues through numerous fellowships, including: T’ruah Rabbinical Student Fellowship in Human Rights, Tikvah Seminar on Jews and the American Ethos, CLAL: Rabbis Without Borders Rabbinical Student Fellowship, and Wexner Graduate Fellowship. Among his rabbinical school awards and prizes are: Rabbi Samuel J. Levinson Prize for Interest and Achievement in Religion and Humanities, Rabbi Bernard M. Cohen Award for Ecumenical Studies, Anselm Rothschild Memorial Prize in Talmud, Martin Berman Memorial Prize for Proficiency in Philosophy, Rabbi Malcolm Stern Memorial Prize for Contributing to the Campus, and Herman Snyder Alumni Prize for Academic Excellence. 

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