Articles by Rabbi Richard Hirsh

About Rabbi Richard Hirsh
Rabbi Richard Hirsh was the facilitator, and developed the curriculum for, the 2019-2020 pilot program of Jewish Women International (JWI), “Men As Allies: Leading Equitable Jewish Workplaces” ( Rabbi Hirsh is a past co-chair and current member of the Clergy Task Force on Domestic Violence of JWI ( He previously served as Executive Director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and on the faculty of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College from 1988-2014. Rabbi Hirsh was the editor of the journal The Reconstructionist from 1996-2006. He has served congregations in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and Toronto, and was Executive Director of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis and Jewish Chaplaincy Service from 1988-1993. Rabbi Hirsh has been a High Holiday rabbi at Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto for the past two decades. He received his BA in Jewish Studies from Hofstra University, his MA in religion with a specialization in New Testament from Temple University, and was graduated as a rabbi from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. For more than two decades he has contributed commentary on the weekly Torah portion to, among others, the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and the New Jersey Jewish News.