Rabbi Klinger is originally from Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining the Young Israel of Scarsdale, Rabbi Klinger interned at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park, NJ and for the Manhattan Mechina l'Gerut on the Upper West Side. Rabbi Klinger received his Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University. Concurrent to his Semicha studies, he earned an MA in Medieval Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School at YU. Rabbi Klinger has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
In addition to being the assistant rabbi at the Young Israel of Scarsdale, he will be teaching 8th grade Chumash at Westchester Day School. Rabbi Klinger, along with his wife, Aliza, and 4 month old son, Yair, are excited to join the Young Israel of Scarsdale family.