He received his ordination from Yeshiva University, where he was a fellow of the elite Gruss Kollel Elyon. He has a M.A. in Jewish Philosophy from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, and a M.A. in Education from Adelphi University. He has completed Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) and Meorot Rabbinic fellowships.
Rabbi Steinmetz writes a regular column for the Canadian Jewish News. His articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, The Gazette and La Presse, as well as the The Jerusalem Post and the Forward and many other Jewish newspapers. He also has an online blog of articles “The Happiness Warrior“, which is frequently updated.
Rabbi Steinmetz is the Past President of the Montreal Board of Rabbis, Past President of the Rabbinical Council of Canada, and past Vice President of the Quebec Region of the Canadian Jewish Congress, a has been a member of the executive of Quebec Israel Committee (QIC) and Hillel-Jewish Students Center of Montreal.
He is married to Lisa Schwartz, and they have 4 children; Akiva, Hillel, Eitan and Ilana.