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Rabbi Freundlich joined CBS in August 2022. He previously served as the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem in Montreal from 2016 to 2022, and as the Associate Rabbi at Atlanta’s Congregation Beth Jacob from 2007 to 2016. From 2014-16 he also served as Head of School at Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael, a 40-student high school for boys, where he also taught for several years.

Rabbi Freundlich received his Semicha in 2005 from Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinical College, where he also earned a Masters of Talmudic Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland (1998), and a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University (2006).  

With his warm smile and engaging personality, Rabbi Freundlich has established himself as a master builder of relationships, accessible and available both for personal or halachik counseling. Utilizing his counseling background, he has been involved in sensitive community issues, such as grieving, mental health challenges and abuse.  

Another second passion of his is teaching. Beyond the traditional high school classroom where Rabbi Freundlich has taught for many years, Rabbi Freundlich utilizes various models to connect with a wide range of members of varied backgrounds, ages and education, such as formal sermons or a lecture series, a marriage and parenting workshop, or even through on-line videos and podcasts.

Together with his wife Rifki, the Freundlichs are parents to seven children: Racheli, Binyamin, Ephraim, Shlomo, Rena, Shai, and Shayna. 

Rabbi Freundlich can be contacted by emailing

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