Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman

Rabbi Jeffrey J. Sirkman is the Senior Rabbi of Larchmont Temple, and has served the congregation for over 35 years.

Connecting to congregants by celebrating the gifts each person brings, Rabbi Sirkman fosters a face-to-face faith—building sacred relationships one person at a time. Reaching out to all—affirming that every person who seeks can find a place within the Jewish family. At the core of his leadership, Covenant remains the mission that gives meaning to Temple membership and Jewish life.

Rabbi Sirkman cherishes the gift of Torah, whether learning with dozens every Shabbat morning at our Temple’s Chevrah Torah table, or guiding students in Religious School from their Bar or Bat Mitzvah to post Confirmation. He engages both young and adult learners through a spectrum of scholars and sacred teachers, putting Torah at the center of our lives.

Affirming the bond we share with Israel, and the importance of developing a relationship with the Jewish State, he has led hundreds of congregants and their extended families in hands-on, chock-full, inspirational visits to Israel.

Rabbi Sirkman has served the Temple and Jewish community in a number of roles from Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for URJ Eisner Camp, to Admissions Committee of HUC-JIR, to board member on a variety of community organizations. He is currently the Rabbi Stephen Wise Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion teaching 5th year rabbinic and cantorial students, the year-long course for senior students in professional development. Ordained by HUC-JIR in 1987, he received his B.A. in Religion and his M.A. in Theology with a Certificate in Modern Jewish Thought from Boston University.

Rabbi Sirkman lost his wife Susan z’l to cancer. He lives in Larchmont and is the proud father of their four wonderful children, Aaron, Alexander, Gabriel (Chelsea) and Sophie.

Rabbi Sirkman may be reached at the Temple office or through his email at jsirkman@larchmonttemple.org.