Since his arrival at TABC, Rabbi Finkelstein has dedicated himself to developing a proactive guidance department that fosters a strong connection with students, parents, teachers, and the administration. Under his direction, the guidance department plays a valuable role in the school by addressing the students’ individual needs and concerns. These include a full spectrum of academic, social, and emotional issues. Over the years, Rabbi Finkelstein has presented a variety of programs for students, parents, and the community on topics including interpersonal relationships, building self-esteem, parenting strategies, coping with stress, positive decision making, ethical dilemmas, creating a system of positive values, and social skills. Rabbi Finkelstein also plays an active role in our extra-curricular activities including the the Senior Mentor Program, retreats, and chesed initiatives. He completed extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia and an Inner Child Therapy seminar in New Jersey.