Before joining Beth Tzedec in August 2019, Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin served for ten years as Rabbi of the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in Queens, New York. Prior to that, she was Rabbi in Residence at the Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Chicago.
After earning an undergraduate degree at York University, she temporarily relocated to the United States and earned a Masters of Social Work and Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from Yeshiva University in Manhattan and a Masters in Rabbinic Studies and Rabbinic Ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. She also spent two years studying in Israel, both at Hebrew University and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.
Rabbi Fryer Bodzin was involved locally in ECRUSY as a teen, where she developed a passion for religious education and social action. She is secretary of the Ontario Region of the Rabbinical Assembly. She is a member of the current cohort at the Institute of Jewish Spirituality’s Clergy Leadership Program.
Rabbi Fryer Bodzin is also part of the Rabbis Without Borders network, an international, pluralistic and dynamic cohort of religious leaders who share ideas and are inspired by a sense of service to all.
While living in the US, Rabbi Fryer Bodzin was a founding member of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. In January 2013, she represented New York State at the White House, meeting with representatives of the President’s Office and Vice President’s Office to discuss gun control and gun violence prevention.Rabbi Fryer Bodzin is married to Aaron Bodzin and they are blessed to call Ariella Bella their daughter.