In his day job, Jeff Kirschenbaum is a 6th grade math teacher in East Orange, at the Cicely Tyson School of the Performing Arts. A former quality
assurance analyst, he finally became a certified teacher after many years as an informal educator. A long-time member of B'nai Shalom, he has served
as Youth Director for the past 3 years, and has been the USY/Kadima Advisor for the past 7 years. He is a regular at Shabbat morning services, where
he often leads the davening or reads Torah. After services, he can usually be found at kiddush schmoozing with the kids and making sure they are planning
to attend the upcoming event. Prior to becoming Youth Director at B'nai Shalom, Jeff worked for many years at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in a variety of
capacities: Torah reader, junior congregation leader, Kadima and USY advisor, and b'nai mitzvah tutor (100 + students and counting!). He also worked at
the Golda Och Academy as a Mechinah teacher. Jeff's hobbies include an enormous trading card collection and baseball memorabilia as well as caring for his 2 aquariums at home.