Our Rabbi

Rabbi Jundef was born in Cleveland, Ohio where his parents settled after World War II.  There he attended the Kaliver Cheder, the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, and Telshe Yeshiva High School. From there he proceeded to the Telshe Bais Medrash Programs, both in Cleveland and in Chicago, where he furthered his advancement in Talmudic studies.

During the 1975 and 1976 summer breaks at Telshe, Rabbi Jundef was one of an elite group of young men participating in Project  S.E.E.D. (Summer Enrichment Education Development) under the auspices of Torah Umesorah.  Their responsibilities included the provision of learning groups and Chavrusos (partners) to facilitate the education of the Minneapolis community in areas of Torah and religious observance.  Later, Rabbi Jundef received Smichah from Rabbi Mordechai Gifter zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe Cleveland, and began his Rabbinical career.

When Rabbi Jundef married Orah Zachariash of Southfield, MI, he joined the Kollel  Institute of Detroit, an institute of higher learning in all areas of Judaic knowledge.

In 1986, Rabbi Shaiall Zachariash established the synagogue, Ohel Moed – Shomrey Emunah, in West Bloomfield.  Rabbi and Mrs. Jundef were chosen to pioneer and develop the shul .  Rabbi Jundef has been serving as its spiritual leader since the shul’s inception.  To facilitate the needs of a growing community, Rabbi Jundef supervised the installation of the local eruv, thus strengthening the cohesive nature of the West Bloomfield community.