Academy for Jewish Religion, California - Clergy & Alumni Association


Daniel Eli Friedman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in Theatre Arts, with a minor in Music and Philosophy. He went on to spend 15 years as a working actor based in New York. Daniel performed in such well-known musicals as Les Miserables, CATS, Forever Plaid, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. After having a spiritual epiphany, Daniel retired from “Show Biz,” and embarked on a career in “Shul Biz.”

He is continuously searching for ways to inspire through the use of music. He currently serves Temple Ra mat Zion in North ridge, California, where he has been a spiritual leader for the last six years.

Upon ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion California, Cantor Daniel Friedman plans to continue his career at Temple Ramat
Zion. He is incredibly passionate about furthering his work to develop a Torah Reading curriculum for all ages.