Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein
November 22, 2019

On Wednesday, December 4, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein will be receiving the Judith and Daniel Kantor Professional Service Award at the 116th Annual Celebration and Meeting of the Buffalo Jewish Federation.

Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein came to Buffalo in the Fall of 2008 to serve as the rabbi of Temple Sinai, now called Congregation Shir Shalom. He brings warmth, creativity, and compassion to the role of synagogue rabbi. A trained chaplain and gifted teacher, he is actively engaged in all aspects of communal life, from helping people with their everyday struggles, to intricate details of synagogue governance.

Rabbi Alex is a respected leader in the Buffalo area, serving on many local boards including: the National Federation of Just Communities, the Network of Religious Communities, as well as the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association out of Wyncote, Pennsylvania.  He helped form the local Jewish Communal Relations Council in 2018 and currently serves on its Executive Board.  In this role, he was one of the lead organizers of the vigil in response to the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and continues to work with leaders of all faiths, to promote peace in WNY.  In 2016 he was awarded the Interfaith Communal Leadership Award from the NFJC.

A 2004 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College he also holds Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelors degree from Columbia University. Before coming to Buffalo he served as rabbi of Temple B´nai Abraham in Bordentown, New Jersey, and directed the Community Partnership Program for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Congratulations Rabbi Alex on this incredible achievement! 

We hope you can join us and celebrate with Alex on Wednesday, December 4 at the Northland Workforce Training Center.  For more information on the event, click HERE.



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