Rabbi of Friedlander's synagogue describes impact on congregation

In the wake of Tuesday's triple murder-suicide in Cross River, the rabbi of the family's synagogue is describing the impact on her congregation. Rabbi Carla Freedman leads the Jewish Family Congregation of South Salem, a reform synagogue where the Friedlanders were members. She says despite Sam Friedlander's quiet disposition, she never expected such a violent outbreak. "He never struck me as somebody boiling inside," Freedman said. "I never saw that. Doesn't mean it wasn't there, but nobody saw it." She says several families have brought their children to speak with her, and that the community is still very distraught. Town officials say they have created a separate tragedy hotline, which can be reached at 914-995-5236.Gruesome details emerge on murder-suicide in Cross River

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