|Born||1973 (age 41–42)
Closter, New Jersey
Prior to becoming a congregational rabbi, he worked at the Jewish Theological Seminary, which he joined in 1999, serving as Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, overseeing the Seminary's development and outreach efforts. For five years, Kirshner also served as spiritual leader for the Hebrew Congregation of Fitzgerald, in Southern Georgia.
Rabbi Kirshner holds the following positions of leadership:
- President of the New York Board of Rabbis
- Vice President of the New Jersey Board of Rabbis
- Appointed to NJ Israel Commission by Governor Chris Christie
- Member of the Chancellor’s Rabbinic Cabinet at the Jewish Theological Seminary
- Kellogg School of Rabbinic Management at Northwestern University, Inaugural class
- UJC Rabbinic Cabinet
- Board member of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
- National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
- Hartman Fellow in Jerusalem
Rabbi Kirshner holds a BA degree from York University in Toronto, Canada and earned an MA in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rabbi Kirshner is married to 'Dori Frumin Kirshner.
- Fuchs, Marek. "Religion Journal; A Crab-Shaped Coffin? Funeral Museum Showcases Unusual Sendoffs", The New York Times, January 24, 2004. Accessed March 2, 2011.
- If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis (Mondoweiss, July 29, 2014).