Temple Beth Jacob

of Newburgh

Rabbi Larry Freedman   

Rabbi Larry Freedman began his tenure at Temple Beth in Jacob July of 2008. He was ordained from Hebrew Union College, New York in 1992. He earned his Masters Degree from HUC in Los Angeles and graduated with a BA in 1986 from Brandeis University.

Rabbi Freedman served four years as associate rabbi at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, NY, then as associate rabbi and educator at Temple Sinai of Pittsburgh for 10 years. Following a brief two years as director of education at a synagogue outside of Boston, Rabbi Freedman returned to the pulpit in Newburgh.

Rabbi Freedman serves in the NY Air National Guard as a chaplain holding the rank of major and in the summer has worked at URJ summer camps including five years at Crane Lake Camp. He is passionate about getting Jewish kids to summer camp.

If you have any questions or concerns, please give the rabbi a call. He is excited to meet
new people in the area and welcome them in to the TBJ family. 


Telephone: (845) 562-5516

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Rabbi Freedman posts his sermons from the High Holiday and sometimes Shabbat here at his blog:




Cantorial Soloist Amy Goldstein

AmypicCantorial Soloist Amy Goldstein ("Cantor Amy") has gained international renown for her remarkably versatile performances of cantorial chanting, opera, oratorio, Broadway, contemporary music, and for her critically acclaimed Naxos recordings for the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music.

The daughter of renowned Moishe Oysher protege, Cantor Jacob Goldstein, Ms. Goldstein is also the granddaughter of Klezmer great Willy Epstein of the Epstein Brothers Orchestra with whom she spent most of her life perfoming. Amy is a also a former student of advanced graduate studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and she has held soloist positions at some of the nation's most renowned congregations.

Operatic and orchestral credits include The New York Philharmonic, Center for Contemporary Opera, Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, Washington Square Opera, Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse, Czech Radio Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlsbad Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Chicago Youth Symphony. Recital highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Baruch College and the Midreshet Ben-Gurion Salon Series, in a rarely-performed English version of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the Circadia Ensemble.

Ms. Goldstein was First Prize winner of the Grace Bumbry Vocal Assistance Award, the N.Y. regional winner of the Macallister Opera Awards in both 2001 and 1995 and First Prize winner with the Motyls Chamber Ensemble in the 2003 Artists International Competition.

One of the most important events in Cantor Amy's life recently was the publishing of her edition of her father's Choral masterpiece "Shalom Ba-Olam" with Transcontinental Music. The sole editor of her father's liturgical compositions, Amy hopes to see many more of her father's and her own compositions published in the near future with Transcontinental Music. She lives in Scarsdale with her husband, pianist Jonathan Faiman and their sons Michael and Isaac.


Telephone: (845) 562-5516

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