Rabbi Dani Passow

Rabbi Dani Passow is Rabbi and Senior Director of Public and Alumni Programs at Harvard Hillel where he previously served as Orthodox Campus Rabbi.  He is also a Harvard Chaplain.   A graduate of Cooper Union’s engineering school, Dani received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, where he won the Dov Zakheim Talmud Prize. Dani served as rabbinic consultant for the Sukkah City design competition in Union Square, NY in the fall of 2010 and from 2010-2011 directed the Tav HaYosher— a non-profit program of Uri L’Tzedek, which certifies and promotes kosher eating establishments that treat employees fairly. Dani has maintained a side career as a research scientist having published papers on the placebo, genetics, and cardiovascular disease in leading science journals.  He completed a master’s degree in Biostatistics at Harvard, where his thesis focused on psychedelics as treatment for depression in cancer patients.