Clergy & Staff

  • Rabbi Marc Katz / Rabbi

    Originally from Barrington RI, Rabbi Katz received a B.A. from Tufts University in 2006.  At Tufts, he studied Comparative Religion while serving as the captain of his college swim team. Before entering rabbinical school, Rabbi Katz worked as a Legislative Assistant for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism lobbying for environmental...

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  • Meredith Greenberg / Cantor

    Meredith Greenberg has been the Cantor of Temple Ner Tamid since July 2008. She was ordained in May 2009 by the Academy for Jewish Religion.Meredith grew up in Hollywood, Florida and attended her senior year of high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She has a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the Manhattan School of Music. She has...

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  • Steven Kushner / Rabbi Emeritus

    Rabbi Steven Kushner served as the spiritual leader of Temple Ner Tamid of Bloomfield, New Jersey since its inception in 1980. In his 38 years of service to the congregation, Rabbi Kushner helped grow the community not merely in size but in programming and influence. He was instrumental in developing adult education and early childhood education,...

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  • Stanley Skolnik / Rabbi Emeritus

    I was a junior in high school when I went on a NFTY Pilgrimage to HUC and decided I wanted to become a Rabbi. Norma was on that trip which led to studying jointly at HUC in Cincinnati with and among the luminaries of our movement, and being actively involved in the civil and political movements that changed the world forever. We married at the...

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  • Iris Schwartz / Director of Education

    Iris Schwartz, Director of Education of Ner Tamid's Religious School since 1996, has been involved in the fields of Jewish education and communal work in different capacities since 1975. She served as Religious School Principal at Beth Am Temple, Pearl River, New York from 1991 through 1995. She won six Creative Teaching Awards from the Rockland...

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  • Ronni Pressman / Cantorial Assistant

    Ronni Pressman serves in the position of Cantorial Assistant here at Temple Ner Tamid. Her work ranges from but not limited to working with B'nai Mitzvah students and their families, is actively engaged as a part of our Pastoral Care Team, coordinates and prepares our weekly adult Torah chanters, and assists Rabbi and Cantor with daily tasks...

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  • Karen Frank / Pastoral Nurse

    Karen Frank, RN is a Congregational Nurse and the Director of Project SHIN (Spiritual Healing Integrating Nursing). Her work focuses on the integration of physical, emotional and spiritual health. She serves as the pastoral nurse for many local synagogues, including Temple Ner Tamid, making house calls, hospital visits, and holding office hours....

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  • Ed Alstrom / Accompanist

    Ed Alstrom became the Accompanist/Choir Director at Temple Ner Tamid in July of 2010, playing piano, guitar, and organ at services and special events. Ed has a B.M. from Westminster Choir College. He is also Organist/Choir Director at Church Of The Redeemer in Morristown, NJ, and the Weekend (Sat/Sun) Organist at YANKEE STADIUM. Ed has performed...

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  • Wendy Blum / Director of Shoresh

    As the newly appointed Director of Shoresh Pre-School at Temple Ner Tamid, I could not be more excited! I have had four wonderful years as the lead teacher to the preschool 3's, and while I will miss the day-to-day bonding with the children, I feel incredibly fortunate to be given this opportunity. Shoresh and Temple Ner Tamid have become a second...

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