Rabbi Yehuda Friedman serves as the Associate Director for the Department of Synagogue Services and Regional Director of Long Island and Queens Synagogues. In his capacity, Yehuda provides guidance and best practices to Synagogues Rabbis, Presidents, Boards and Executive Directors to strengthen synagogue life. Yehuda studied at Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim in Beit Shemesh, Israel and was ordained by Yeshiva Bnei Torah Seminary in Far Rockaway, NY. Additionally, he is a certified chaplain and is a member of the New York State Chaplaincy Task Force. Prior to joining the OU, Yehuda was an associate at a major investment bank and holds a BS in marketing and Management from Touro College. He serves on the board of the Genesis Center-Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim and the Religious Zionists of America. He and his wife Lori live in West Hempstead, NY with their two children. Follow Yehuda on Twitter! @YehudaJFriedman.