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Member, Cabinet of Canadians
Rabbi Daniel Friedman is the rabbi of Beth Israel Synagogue, Edmonton, Alberta, the chair of the National Holocaust Monument Development Council of Canada, the assistant chief examiner for religious studies at the Caribbean Examinations Council, and a member of the executive committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. Born in the UK, with degrees from Canada, Australia, the US, and Israel, he is currently a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Alberta.
He began his career at Newtown Synagogue, Sydney, at the age of 21, the youngest rabbi in Australia. Having served the Edmonton Jewish community for the last fourteen years, he is one of the longest serving rabbis in the history of Western Canada. He is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Award and accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his official visit to Israel. He is married to Rabbanit Batya Friedman, co-pastor of Beth Israel Synagogue and the director of the Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative, and they have five daughters.