Rabbi Aaron M. Gaber
Phone: 609-822-7116, ext. 103
Rabbi Aaron Gaber joined Congregation Beth Judah in August 2000 as its Rabbi and Spiritual Leader. Rabbi Gaber has shared his warmth, kindness and compassion with the members of our congregation and community. He envisions a community dedicated to the ideals of living a Jewishly engaged life in the modern world. He believes by making learning about our faith, serving our community and by helping other, we will live a full and satisfying life.
Rabbi Gaber grew up as an active member of Temple Beth Sholom in Manchester, CT. He joined United Synagogue Youth (USY) and made his first trip to Israel on USY Israel Pilgrimage. He was a very active USYer, advisor and counselor on USY on Wheels. He spent his first year of college on the NATIV USY Year program and then matriculated to the Joint Program between the Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University’s School of General Studies earning two Bachelor’s degrees in Jewish Philosophy and Sociology. Rabbi Gaber was ordained from the Rabbinical School at JTS in 1996 with a Masters Degree and Ordination with a special concentration in liturgy.
He served Congregation Adat Chaim in Reisterstown, MD and was a Chaplain for the Maryland Army National Guard. While at Adat Chaim, he helped to develop their own Congregational Religious School, a community Jewish U program for adults and was active with the Jewish Outreach Network which worked with interfaith couples and their families.
Since coming to the community, Rabbi Gaber has served on the Jewish Federation Board, the Jewish Family Service Board, Downbeach Clergy Ministerium and was president of the South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors where he also serves as the Rav HaMachsher (chief kashrut supervisor). Rabbi Gaber was very involved with the founding of the Jewish Community Day School and is an active advocate for education.
Rabbi Gaber believes that “Judaism has something for everyone. It is only a matter of finding the right connection. Participation in a Synagogue community helps all of us learn to enhance and complement our daily activities. The Synagogue is an oasis of strength and calm in our daily lives. Through the synagogue, we can fulfill a life of learning, a life of service to God and community and reaching beyond ourselves to help others.”
Rabbi Aaron Gaber is married to Sharon Bromberg who is a Jewish educator at the Kellman Brown Academy in Voorhees, NJ and they are blessed with 4 children: Benjamin, Yonah, Aliza and Reena.
Hazzan Jeffrey Myers
Phone: 609-822-7116, ext. 104
Jeffrey Myers serves as the congregation’s Hazzan and Educational Director. He received a BA from Rutgers, an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and studied privately with Cantor Zvi Aroni before graduating from the Cantorial School of The Jewish Theological Seminary. He organized the June 1998 gathering of nearly 1,000 children from the tri-state area to celebrate Israel’s 50th Anniversary in Central Park under the auspices of the 50th Anniversary Gathering of the Cantors Assembly. He has served as a trustee on its Executive Council of the Cantors Assembly and chair of its Membership Committee. He currently serves as a trustee on the Executive Board of the Jewish Educators Assembly. He has also served on the National Education Commission of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the National Deliberation Team for Project Etgar, the new curriculum for the middle school that is a joint project of the United Synagogue and the Melton Institute.Leadership. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Congregational School Principals Advisory Board. He received a Schechter Award for his interfaith Evening of Harmony that commemorates the Holocaust and awards for synagogue and family programming. He is married to Janice, a special educator at Coastal Learning School, and they are past recipients of the Ben Gurion Award from Israel Bonds. They have two children, Rachel, a special educator at the George Hess School, and Aaron.
Cantor Emeritus Edmond A. Kulp
Cantor Emeritus Edmond A. Kulp was born in France and raised in New York City in the Washington Heights section. Cantor Kulp served Congregation Beth Judah for 32 years and continues to be actively involved.