The Shul Executive and the YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov are pleased to announce that Adam Friedmann will be serving as the new rabbinic assistant for the Clanton Park Synagogue.
Adam, together with his wife, Sara, daughter, Esther, and son, Chanania, will be moving to the Clanton Park area on September 7. We trust that the kehila will provide them with a warm welcome.
Stay tuned for future details regarding opportunities in September to meet the Friedmann family.
Please find a link below to an introductory video from the Friedmann family, Adam's bio, and a picture.
Adam Friedmann is a Thornhill native. After attending TanenbaumCHAT for high school, he spent two years studying in Israel at Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Yeshiva University, where he was also a participant in the Masmidim Honors Program. Subsequently, he spent two years as a fellow at the Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem. He is pursuing a Professional Master of Education degree at Queen's University.
While at YU, Adam served as assistant to Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Aaron Kahn, and he edited the undergraduate journal for Jewish Thought, Kol Hamevaser. During his time at Gruss, Adam returned to Yesodei HaTorah to teach a course in Jewish Philosophy, focusing on the thought of Rav Soloveitchik. He has also taught in a variety of contexts in the Thornhill area over the past several years.
Adam's teaching interests include an approach to Jewish Philosophy which emphasizes careful analysis of religious experience and the development of one's religious personality. His time at Yesodei HaTorah also impressed upon him the importance of developing textual skills as a ground for building a sense of independence and self-motivation in learning.
Adam is married to Sara, also a Torontonian (though originally from Johannesburg). Sara is a Speech Language Pathologist. They have a daughter, Esther, and son, Chanania.
Please see photo.