Matthew D. Gewirtz has served as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, the largest synagogue in New Jersey, for sixteen years. He serves as the President of the Coalition of Religious Leaders for the State of New Jersey.
A regular contributor to a number of publications, he is also the author of The Gift of Grief: Finding Peace, Transformation, and Renewed Life after Great Sorrow.
He appears as a religious commentator on MSNBC’s Morning Joeand CNN’s State of the Union. For several years, he served as a tri-anchor of PBS’s A Matter of Faith with a Bishop, an Imam and a Rabbi.
He is married to Lauren Rutkin, the director of a philanthropic family foundation. They are the proud parents of Jake, Talia, and Sadie. They reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.