Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer became the spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Shalom in 2013 after over a decade of serving congregations in Brooklyn, Syosset, New York, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was ordained from the Hebrew Union College after completing his studies at the New York and Jerusalem campuses. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University.
Rabbi Eisenkramer loves teaching, from the youngest learners in Tot Shabbat through b'naii mitzvah and adult education. He led workshops in adult Hebrew learning at the URJ Biennial and serves on community interfaith education panels, bringing together Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy members to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding.
Rabbi Eisenkramer is co-author, along with Rev. Michael Attas, MD, of Fly-Fishing: The Sacred Art, published by SkyLight Paths, which explores the spiritual side of casting a fly. He also writes a blog, The Fly Fishing Rabbi: www.flyfishingrabbi.com
Rabbi Eisenkramer and his wife Marcela Betzer, MPH, live with their twin children Naomi and Jonah in East Brunswick.
Cantor Andrew Edison received his B.A. degree from Montclair State University in 1964 in Music Education. He later received his M.S. degree from Monmouth University in 1979. He completed his education with a Bachelor of Sacred Music degree from Hebrew Union College in 1984.
He is an ordained and certified Cantor, a certified principal and supervisor in the public schools of the State of New Jersey as well as a certified music teacher.
He served on the faculty of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - School of Sacred Music for sixteen years. He also served as the President of the Cantorial Alumni Association of his alma mater.
Cantor Edison has served as Principal of Temple Beth Miriam's Religious School in Elberon, New Jersey. He began his cantorial career at the Reform Temple of East Brunswick (Temple B'nai Shalom) and then served Temple Sinai of Roslyn, New York where he became Cantor Emeritus. He has now returned to Temple B'nai Shalom to serve as its Cantor.
Rabbi Emeritus Eric Milgrim has been the spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Shalom since April, 1973. He was ordained from the Academy of Jewish Religion and attended Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in both Cincinnati and New York.
Rabbi Milgrim has dedicated himself to bringing a liberal understanding of Judaism to the East Brunswick area. He has served on the East Brunswick Clergy Council and is presently serving on the Ethics Committee, Youth Services Council, and Human Relations Commission in the Township.