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Daniel Kirzane – Oak Park Temple
Daniel Kirzane – Oak Park Temple
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Daniel Kirzane is the associate rabbi of Oak Park Temple in Oak Park, IL. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, where he also received an MA in Religious Education. Rabbi Kirzane’s passions for Torah, Jewish community, and social justice have brought him to many sectors of the Jewish world. He’s an alum of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and he is the co-chair of the Wexner alumni committee. He is an active chaver (supporter) of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, has completed the Religious Action Center’s Brickner Fellowship for Jewish clergy, and serves on the advisory cabinet of the Chicago Jewish Coalition for Refugees. Rabbi Kirzane is the vice chair of the HUC-JIR Alumni Leadership Council and is a member of the Chicago Area Reform Rabbis executive team. In his spare time, Rabbi Kirzane is pursuing an MA at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His wife, Jessica, teaches Yiddish language and literature at the University of Chicago, and the two of them delight in their two extraordinary children.