Rabbi Anthony Fratello
Anthony Fratello was born in 1972 in Long Beach , California. In his childhood, Anthony was a member of Temple Beth David, a Reform congregation in Westminster, CA, and was active in BBYO (The B'nai Brith Youth Organization).
Rabbi Fratello graduated from Pomona College in 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, and in the summer of 1994, began his studies toward the Rabbinate at the Jerusalem Campus of the Hebrew Union College. He returned to the United States to continue his studies at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR in 1995.
While in seminary, Rabbi Fratello served pulpits in Mississippi, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as a Summer Residency at Temple Har Sinai in Baltimore, Maryland. While serving these congregations, he had the honor of teaching and praying with Jews from all age groups, movements, and walks of life. Rabbi Fratello earned his MAHL Degree (Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters) from the Hebrew Union College in 1998, and was Ordained as a Rabbi in June 1999.
In April of 2000, Rabbi Fratello was elected to the pulpit of Temple Shaarei Shalom, in Boynton Beach. Rabbi Fratello is a Board Member of the Federation of Palm Beach County, a member of the executive board and Vice President of the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis.
Rabbi Fratello is married to his Hebrew Union College Classmate, Rabbi Joanna Tract, a Chaplain with Hospice of Palm Beach County. The couple has been blessed with two sons, Samson and Eli.email@example.com