Rabbi Fruithandler is excited to take over the post as Rabbi of the Woodbury Jewish Center.  He found his passion for Judaism as a teen in USY in Westchester New York.  His excitement led him to the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University for a B.A. in Talmud and Sociology respectively.  In Rabbinical School Rabbi Fruithandler was privileged to work with a wide range of Conservative synagogues.  

For the past seven years Rabbi Fruithandler has served as the associate rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.  While there he led the religious school, teen center, and young professional communities to an era of growth and vitality.  At Sinai Rabbi Fruithandler was known for raising the energy level, his kind demeanor, and his open acceptance of all people. 

Rabbi Fruithandler feels it his role as a rabbi to be a bridge between the unique circumstances of each community member's life and the depth of wisdom and meaning our tradition has to offer.  He hopes to get to know each and every member of the Woodbury Jewish Center and be with them as they navigate their Jewish and Secular journeys.  

Rabbi Fruithandler has been married to Jessica Fruithandler since 2006 and they are immensely proud of his two children Liba and Micah.  When he can squeeze in a few moments between being a rabbi, husband and father you are likely to find him at the movies.