Dario Hunter

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Rabbi

Dario Hunter
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Member of the Youngstown Board of Education
In office
2016 – Present
Personal details
Born1983
New Jersey, U.S.[1]
NationalityAmerican, Israeli
Political partyGreen
ResidenceYoungstown, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materPrinceton University (A.B.)[1]
University of Windsor (LL.B.)[1]
University of Detroit Mercy (J.D.)[1]
Wayne State University (LL.M.)[1]
Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (Semikhah)
OccupationRabbi, Lawyer, Educator, Politician

Dario David Hunter (born 1983), also known as Yisroel Hunter[1], is an American-Israeli lawyer, rabbi, educator[2] and politician.[3] He is considered the first Muslim-born person to be ordained as a rabbi.[4][5][6]

Hunter is openly gay and was raised by his Iranian Muslim father and African American mother in New Jersey.[6]

On January 21, 2019 Hunter announced he was forming an exploratory committee with the plans of seeking the Green Party nomination for President in 2020.[7][8] He announced his candidacy on February 18, 2019.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Biography". The Kosher Unicorn. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Youngstown News, Politics - 2016 Primary Election - Dario Hunter for Youngstown Board of Education". The Vindicator (vindy.com). Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  3. Skolnick, David (January 30, 2015). "It's off to the races in Youngstown". The Vindicator. Youngstown, Ohio. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  4. "NYC: Ex-Muslim to be ordained as rabbi". YNetNews.com. July 7, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  5. "Black Jews You Should Know, Part 4". Tablet Magazine. February 25, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Muslim-born American to be ordained as rabbi in New York". Al-Arabiya News. July 7, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  7. "Dario Hunter". www.facebook.com.
  8. Staff, WKBN (23 January 2019). "Dario Hunter launches exploratory committee for Green Party presidential nomination". WKBN.
  9. Staff, WKBN (February 19, 2019). "Youngstown Board of Education member announces he's running for president". WKBN. Retrieved February 20, 2019.