Michael Einiger, Youth and Community Engagement Associate


Michael Einiger (he/him) grew up just down the road(s) at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, and was an extremely active youth leader and songleader within his congregation and with NFTY-GER. Michael strongly believes in the power of youth leadership and the importance of engaging and immersing teens in Jewish life.

Michael has taught for various religious school programs over the past five years, including Temple Emanu-El of Westfield, Temple Ner Tamid of Bloomfield, Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh, and his home congregation of Anshe Emeth. Michael has also spent multiple summers as a camper, songleader, staff member, and Leadership Team member at URJ Camp Harlam. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University, where he also studied Creative Writing and Jewish Studies.

Outside of the Jewish sphere, Michael is a musician and writer, and a huge supporter and lover of theatre and live performance. Michael believes that utilizing our secular passions to strengthen our connection with Judaism is integral to discovering and shaping our Jewish identity, especially as teens.

You can reach Michael at 908-722-0674, ext. 324 or MichaelEiniger@templebethelnj.org.