Rabbi Frederick ‘Fred’ Klein is director of Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, and serves as executive vice president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami. He is a Miami native and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University, where he also earned a master’s degree in Bible, and has an MPhil in Jewish history from Columbia University.
He received board certification from the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, and has done clinical rotations at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, NY, Jackson Memorial Hospital and VITAS hospice. Rabbi Klein has taught at and been involved with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Hebrew College of Boston, the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, CLAL – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and the Shalom Hartman Institute.
He is vice president for the Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America, former chair of the Interfaith Clergy Dialogue of the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, and serves on the board of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains.