Rabbi Kenneth Berger served as spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Sholom 1979-2009 and now serves with distinction as Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth Sholom.
A native of Chicago, Rabbi Berger received his Rabbinic ordination and the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature in the from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is a part-time member of the faculty. He has also served as a mentor to Rabbinical students in the Seminary’s internship program.
Rabbi Berger is active in community affairs. He is a Past President of the Teaneck Clergy Council, the North Jersey Board of Rabbis, and has been a member or chair of several Rabbinical Assembly Committees. He is currently serving on the Board of UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey, and is chair of its Rabbinic Liaison Committee.
Rabbi Berger was a founder of the Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless of Bergen County and is currently serving as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. He served for many years as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Education Committee of the Solomon Schechter Day School, where he is now an honorary trustee.
Rabbi Berger and his wife, Cheryl, have three grown children – Jonathan, Ari, and Rachel – and four granddaughters.