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Rabbi Mendel Segal, 34

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Mendel is, in many ways, the face of Kosher in Kansas City and has put our community on the national map with the inception of the Kansas City Kosher BBQ Festival. Around the country, Mendel is becoming a household name with his line of Kansas City BBQ products. He dedicates his time to the Vaad HaKashruth by working above and beyond the scope of his work, and he is the Gabbai at Torah Learning Center each Shabbat as well.  His annual Kosher Barbecue Festival has brought in the likes of the Food Network and has also open doors to be entrepreneurial with his line of barbecue sauce and rubs. Not only that, he is also the director of the Vaad in Kansas City is a loving husband and father as well.

Profession: Executive Director/Rabbinic Coordinator of the Vaad HaKashruth of Kansas City

My cause: Bringing top notch kosher BBQ to the masses.

I give back by: helping out anyone who needs a hand, especially cooking and helping out in the synagogue.

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