Golf Manor Synagogue announces Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Meissner as Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Meissner, Rabbi Yosef Alt, and Rabbi Emeritus Stuart Lavenda

Submitted by Golf Manor Synagogue


Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Meissner has been the acting rabbinic leadership of Golf Manor Synagogue’s 8:20 Shabbos minyan for close to two years.  Under his leadership, the minyan has gained stability and has seen growth. Shortly after the Yomim Tovim, the Board of Directors decided to “make it official” and promote Rabbi Meissner to the position of Assistant Rabbi of Golf Manor Shul.

Rabbi Meissner hails from Detroit, Michigan.  He learned in Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, NJ, Yeshivas Kodshim under HaRav Tzvi Kaplan in Yerushalayim, Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood under HaRav Shimon Alster, and Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Mordechai of Greater Detroit. Rabbi Meissner was a staff scholar at the Cincinnati Community Kollel from 2017 until 2021, during which time he completed his smicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel of Baltimore. He currently teaches Torah to the middle school boys of Ohr Torah Cincinnati.

Rabbi Alt shared his excitement regarding this recent development. “Rabbi Meissner has been a pleasure to work with from the very beginning. His combination of strong Torah values and warm personal charm is a unique blend which is ideal for this role. He is extraordinarily talented as a Darshan, Ba’al Koreih, Ba’al Tefillah, and as a leader. He’s a real Talmud Chacham who spends his week teaching Torah as one of the star Rebbeim of OTC.  We are very fortunate to have him on board.”

Yosef Kirchner currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at GMS. He is a regular attendee of the GMS 8:20 Shabbos minyan and has been a strong advocate for Rabbi Meissner’s new position. “I’ve seen how Rabbi Meissner has instilled a sense of true Avodas Hashem into the davening and it’s apparent that he truly cares about the growth of each member of our Shul. I am confident that Rabbi Meissner’s appointment as our new assistant Rabbi will allow our whole kehilla to benefit from his many talents and to further their growth in their Avodas Hashem.”

Rabbi Meissner is looking forward to the opportunities that his new role will bring. “I am very excited to work alongside Rabbi Alt. It is an honor to officially be part of GMS, an amazing Kehilla, surrounded by people striving to raise the bar in Avodas Hashem.”

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