Professional Staff

Associate Rabbi - Executive Director

Rabbi Joshua Greenbaum
Email | 732-356-8777, ext. 142

Joshua Greenbaum has spent his entire career holding various roles in the non-profit and educational worlds. After studying at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, Josh began his career at a private residential boarding school for students with disabilities, working in classrooms and spending time in the behavioral services department. In 2008, Josh left to accept a position at Temple Har Shalom as Vice Principal of the Religious School where he helped manage over 400 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. In that role, Josh developed curriculum, managed over 30 teachers and helped to run administrative aspects of the school. In 2013, Josh accepted a promotion to the role of Program Director and began directing aspects of the organization’s messaging and communications, creating and implementing global goals and objectives and executing large-scale projects including programmatic, educational and fundraising strategies.

In January 2015, Josh helped found, open and direct The Orchard Academy at Camp Harmony, growing the preschool from its original 5 students to over 125 when acquired in spring of 2019 by Temple Har Shalom and becoming the present-day TOA@MTS.  Through that experience, as well as his over 20 years as an administrator and director at the since-closed Camp Harmony day camp, Josh has become a staunch believer in the power of children, dynamic teams, open communication, and constructive conversations, all to help schools and organizations continually meet their potentials.

With the full support of the Temple Har Shalom community and after his successful ordination, Josh became Student Rabbi of Temple Har Shalom in July 2023 and assumed the role of Associate Rabbi in July 2024.

Josh lives around the corner in Warren with his wife Elyse (a licensed clinical school social worker), their daughters Shiloh and Ayla, and their golden retriever Juno.  They enjoy traveling, neighborhood foodie finds and skiing, with Josh still maintaining his PSIA ski instructor certification after teaching for over a decade.

Director of Education

Heather Schweizer
Email | (732) 356-8777

Heather has spent her entire career engaged in helping others, working with children, and furthering education. After college, she worked for various child-focused non-profit organizations involved with the NJ Department of Youth and Family Services (now the Department of Children & Families) and with adults with disabilities. In 2000, she left her position as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization to stay home and raise her children.

Shortly after leaving the work force, it was time for her own children to attend religious school. She enrolled in the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Project Moreh teacher training program and started teaching at her local synagogue. From there, her love of Jewish education was born!

Since then, Heather has spent over 15 years as a Jewish educator, holding various positions including classroom teacher, youth group advisor, Hebrew resource teacher, B’nai Mitzvah tutor, and Education Director.  With everything Heather does, she brings her enthusiasm, creativity, love of Israel, and passion for Jewish education alive to her learners, teachers, and families.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys playing tennis and camping with her husband Mike and their dog Jack Jack. She loves spending time with her children: Alex and his wife Kara, Jason and his fiancé Nikki, and Tyler. She also can’t forget about her grand dog Luna and grand cat Turbo!

Executive to the Clergy

Karen Anolick
Email | 732-356-8777 ext. 100

Education Administrator

Amy Greenbaum
Email | 732-356-8777 ext. 125

Maintenance Manager

Alex Hermes
Email | 732-356-8777 ext. 121