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Rabbi Marsha Friedman, Ph.D.

Division: Adult Jewish Learning
Program: Jewish Studies (Graduate), Jewish Studies (Undergraduate)

Rabbi Friedman received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She received her MA in 1984 and her PhD in 1987 from Washington University in clinical psychology, and has held various positions as a psychologist, including as the Director of the Student Counseling Center at Widener University. Rabbi Friedman was ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1987. She has worked in a variety of capacities in the Jewish community, including work in the congregational rabbinate, as a Jewish educator, and in Hillel. She has taught in the Melton Adult Mini-School since 2000, and has taught both online and on-campus courses for Gratz College. Rabbi Friedman currently works as a psychologist at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, and in private practice, and is the mother of three children.