Alex 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 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 in creative writing from Columbia University. He currently resides in Amherst, with his wife Ashirah, three young children, Jarah, Boaz, and Noam, and two dogs, Akiva and Nava. He has published three books of poetry, Looking Out an Airplane Window, Poetry Written While Walking Dogs, and Wildflowers & Fireflies.