Professional Staff

We invite you to learn more about the professionals who help to make Temple Har Shalom the warm, exciting and welcoming place that it is! Scroll down to read in-depth bios about our Rabbi, Cantor & Professional Staff.

Rabbi Randi Musnitsky, D.Min
Senior Rabbi
rabbimusnitsky@templeharshalom.org
732.356.8777

Rabbi Musnitsky has served in the Rabbinate for more than 36 years in both congregational and organizational settings. She has been fortunate to call Temple Har Shalom her spiritual and religious home since 2007. Known for her warmth, accessibility, compassion, and vision, she promotes a synagogue community built upon sacred partnerships with lay leadership and staff. Actively involved in every facet of congregational life including spiritual, ritual, lifecycle, and education, Rabbi Musnitsky has a deep passion for transmitting Jewish learning and traditions to our multi-generations. 

Rabbi Musnitsky, while totally committed to the health and vibrancy of our Temple family, devotes time and energy to extended interests that promote a love and loyalty to Israel, tikkun olam, the repair of our world, interfaith dialogue, and communal responsibility both within and outside the Jewish community. She has served on numerous Boards, Commissions, and Councils and is the recipient of multiple leadership and service awards.

Academically, she is a graduate of Brandeis University and received rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. In addition, she holds a post-graduate degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling. She was awarded a Doctor of Divinity upon her 25th anniversary in the rabbinate.

Yet, her proudest titles are Mom and Grandmom!  She shares life with her husband of 40 years, Rabbi Ronald Kaplan.

 

Cantor Anna Berman
Cantor
cantorberman@templeharshalom.org
732.356.8777

Cantor Anna Berman received her undergraduate training in voice at the University of Maryland – College Park in 1986. During her hiatus between undergraduate school and cantorial school, Cantor Berman was a member of the Zemer Chai Choir of Greater Washington, which inevitably led her to the field of the Cantorate.

As a student of Hebrew Union College, she joined the Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon, in Kinnelon, New Jersey, as both Cantor and Educational Director. In addition, Cantor Berman has worked for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations as a intern for the Commission on Synagogue Music and she has participated in several Biennial Conventions as musical planner. She earned her Honorary Doctorate from HUC-JIR in 2018.

Cantor Berman adds a great deal to our community as both a musical resource and as a member of the clergy.

 

 

Jordan Gelber, M. Ed. 
Youth Engagement Coordinator
jordang@templeharshalom.org
732.356.8777 ext. 120

Jordan Gelber has been with Temple Har Shalom since 2017.  Before joining Temple Har Shalom, he held a variety of positions at Jewish Community Centers in Connecticut and New Jersey. He has worked in the youth, camping, and membership departments. He is thrilled to bring with him the experience and knowledge of creating fun and exciting programs that our children and youth will remember for a long time. In addition, Jordan comes with the experience of teaching Jewish education for over six years with grades Kindergarten through middle school.He holds his BA in Political Science and his M.Ed with specialization in social studies and special education. While Jordan is not working at temple, he is a middle school special education teacher in a local public school and a volunteer EMT.