CLERGY & STAFF
Rabbi Noah Fabricant
“I am proud to be a part of the community at Kol Dorot. I am proud that our synagogue is welcoming and accessible to all people and all families. I am proud that our Religious School is joyful. I am proud of the transformative learning, meaningful social justice, and uplifting worship that happen here. I am sincerely honored that so many have allowed me to be with them and support them through the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life.”
Since 2014, Rabbi Noah Fabricant has been involved in every aspect of life in the congregation. From early childhood programs, to our teens, to adult learning and seniors, Rabbi Noah continues to bring excitement and new ideas. He is a dynamic and engaging teacher and preacher, as well as a trusted and caring pastor. He has placed particular emphasis on outreach and accessibility, especially to interfaith families.
Prior to coming to the former Temple Beth Or, Rabbi Noah was an associate rabbi at Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D.C., one of the largest synagogues in the country. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, where he also earned a master’s degree. During his time in rabbinical school, Rabbi Noah served congregations in La Salle, Illinois and Terre Haute, Indiana. He also served for two years as the rabbinic intern at Cincinnati’s Rockdale Temple and earned several rabbinical school prizes for academics and preaching.
Originally from West Orange, New Jersey, Rabbi Noah grew up in a Reform congregation, was active in youth group, and attended Jewish summer camp. He attended Harvard University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Literature and a language citation in Modern Hebrew. He is a longtime student of Hebrew literature, and he is currently working on a Ph.D. dissertation in Comparative Literature (mostly Hebrew, some Yiddish) at the University of Maryland. As a former camp and youth group songleader, Rabbi Fabricant also enjoys playing guitar and learning new Jewish music.
Rabbi Noah lives in Ridgewood with his wife, Alexandra (Ali) Harwin, and their two daughters, Lorry and Franny.
Rabbi Noah can be contacted at email@example.com.
Cantor Sarah Silverberg
Cantor Sarah Silverberg joined the Temple Beth Or community on July 29, 2014. Cantor Sarah loves serving the community in many capacities. From singing on the floor with our youngest tots to engaging with adults of all ages, Cantor Sarah brings music, passion, and warmth to the whole community.
Cantor Sarah was ordained in 2013 from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religious in New York City. During her five years as a cantorial student, she proudly served congregations as a cantorial intern in South Bend, Indiana and in Garden City, New York. During her time at HUC, she received several awards for her academic performance and for cultivating community relationships. Cantor Sarah found a passion for pastoral work and spent two summers as chaplaincy intern as well at NYU Langone Medical Center. In the year following cantorial ordination, Cantor Silverberg continued her studies as a chaplaincy resident at the VA Hospital in Manhattan and Queens where she provided spiritual and emotional care to veterans of all faiths throughout the hospital system, particularly focusing on issues of PTSD, substance abuse, intensive care, and palliative care.
Cantor Sarah was born and raised in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. She was active in her synagogue’s youth choir and later joined the prestigious choir Hazamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir. She
received her bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Music from Brandeis University in 2008.
Cantor Sarah married her husband Marc in November 2013. They live in Waldwick with their daughters Maya and Emma.
Cantor Silverberg can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rabbi H. Philip Berkowitz
Temple Beth Or
Rabbi Frederic Pomerantz
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El
Vivian, Executive Director
Barbara, Early Learning Center Director
James, Music Director