Avi Mitzner HeadshotAvi Mitzner, Ritual Director and Cemetery Director, came to Shearith Israel from Baltimore, where he attended law school and started a business. During his time in Baltimore he became the Torah Reader for Beth El Congregation and realized his love for Jewish communal work and shul life.

Born and raised in New York, Avi has always had a love for Jewish learning and is a graduate of Yeshiva University. He especially enjoys the flow of daily Jewish living and its practices and rituals. He would love the opportunity to greet you at morning minyan with a smile. Bringing joy into daily Jewish rituals is his passion.

Avi Mitzner is married to Shelley Meyers and together they have raised 8 children. He enjoys running, playing guitar, listening to music and baking cheesecakes.