(The following is a press release from Temple Beth David.)
The Rabbi Search committee, along with the Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that we have selected Rabbi Robert Kirzner to serve as our Rabbi.
We will officially welcome him on Friday, Nov. 30th at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth David.
Rabbi Kirzner, a native of Toronto, Canada earned his B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto. He received his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH.
Rabbi Kirzner served congregations in Toronto, Canada; Cincinnati, OH; St. Petersburg, FL; New Hyde Park, NY and San Antonio, TX. He is a dedicated teacher and has spent the past several years of his career teaching full-time in both Day Schools and Congregational settings.
He is currently a member of both the Atlanta Rabbinical Association and the Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy.
Rabbi Kirzner is married to Dr. Bernice Kirzner who serves as the Associate Head of School at the Epstein School. They have seven children and five grandchildren.
Rabbi Kirzner comes to us from Temple Sinai. This comment, borrowed from a reference reflects the many positive remarks received when asked about his work and his character:
“Rabbi Kirzner has been active at Temple Sinai since moving to Atlanta, both as a member and as a teacher in our Religious School. He taught our 6th grade students on Sundays and received accolades from a very discerning population. He and his wife Bernice have also been regular attendees at Shabbat services as well as other congregational functions and they have both brought a lovely spirit to our community.
Rabbi Kirzner has also become active in our Greater Atlanta Reform Clergy (GARC) organization and is currently chairing the group. Rabbi Kirzner has a gentle and warm spirit and I have found him to be nothing but kind and sincere in all of our interactions. I could not be more pleased to know of his potential service to Temple Beth David and believe that he will be a wonderful asset and leader of your congregation.”