Dori Frumin Kirshner
Dori has served as Matan’s Executive Director since May of 2009. Under Dori’s leadership, Matan has shifted from a local, direct service organization in the New York Metro area to one which significantly impacts the field of Jewish Disability Inclusion across North America. By training communal leaders and educators, creating original curricula, and conducting community consultations (typically engaged via the local Federation), Matan is building the capacity of individuals and communities to be systemically and holistically inclusive of ALL of its members.
Prior to coming to Matan, Dori worked at The UJA-Federation of New York for seven years, in both planning and fundraising capacities. Dori began her professional career at The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan as a bi-lingual educator (Hebrew and English). Dori holds a Masters of Arts in Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and a BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies from Emory University. She serves on the Boards of The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County and Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake. Dori is a sought-after national speaker on the issue of Jewish inclusion, and has published articles and Op-Ed’s in dozens of publications such as The New York Jewish Week, eJewish Philanthropy and The Ruderman Foundation blog.