Rabbi Daniel Kirzane holds the distinction as Kansas City’s tallest rabbi, a title he has held since he first arrived here in 2015. Prior to that, he was the towering assistant rabbi of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, NJ, which succeeded his tenure as a mountainous rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.
He has written numerous treatises on the halachic and midrashic implications of the forbidden mixtures of traditional Jewish foods and has lectured widely on the topic. Though he currently serves (both latkes and hamantashen) at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, he and his family are preparing a move to Chicago in the summer of 2018.
There, his delicious children, Esther and Jeremiah, will get a taste of Big City life, and his wife Jessica will be a lecturer at the University of Chicago, the original home of the Latke-Hamantash Debate.