Rabbi Fred Greene
Rabbi Fred Greene is respected for his insight and passions as a community partner, and has worked with different agencies to promote social justice and the protection of civil rights, and address addiction, food insecurity and homelessness. He is a gifted teacher of all ages, and has been a strong advocate for youth engagement and Jewish summer camp experiences.
Rabbi Greene comes to us from Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell, Georgia, where he served for nine years. His background has a wide range of experiences, including serving as the Associate Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel of Bridgeport, Connecticut, working for organizations such as the New Israel Fund, and working in different departments of the Union for Reform Judaism focusing on adult education, membership engagement, and outreach to those who feel vulnerable in the Jewish community. He was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 2001, and remains an active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Along with his wife, Deborah, Rabbi Greene is the proud father of daughters Yael, Leora, and Noa, and dogs, Ezra and Dov.
Cantorial Soloist Holli Berman
Cantorial Soloist Holli Berman grew up singing Jewish youth group songs in Northern California and earned her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1991. Holli became the Cantorial Soloist of Har HaShem in 1997, and she strives to bring inspirational music to our services and community. She created and leads the Har HaShem band, Or Zimrah, who joins services once a month at Second Shabbat.
Holli serves as a compassionate member of our clergy and pastoral-care team and has supported many members through difficult times. Holli also works with young people to prepare for Bar or Bat Mitzvah and helps them develop the skills and self-confidence to lead the congregation in prayer. Along with her spouse, Marcia, Holli is the proud parent of Lauren, Seth, and Jaron.
Director of Lifelong Learning Katherine Schwartz
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Katherine Schwartz, RJE, moved to Boulder in 1997 to serve as Har HaShem’s educator. Since then, she and her husband, Andy, and children, Gavi and Daniel, have grown along with the congregation. In addition to overseeing all the educator programs at Har HaShem from our oldest to youngest learners, Katherine is involved in Jewish education nationally, serving as a Vice-Present of The Association for Reform Jewish Educators and as a Clinical Faculty Mentor for the Executive MA Program in Jewish Education of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Katherine has authored teachers’ guides for the former URJ Press, Sex in the Texts and Atlas of Great Jewish Communities, and served on the advisory committee for Mishkan Hanefesh, the Reform Movement’s new machzor. Katherine is particularly passionate about her work with teens and is a Youth Engagement Advisor of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Campaign for Youth Engagement. She loves being at camp as has been on the faculty at the URJ’s regional summer camp, OSRUI, in Wisconsin since 2001. Locally, Katherine is involved in the BET, the Boulder Jewish Educators Team, and is the faith representative for the state-mandated Early Childhood Council of Boulder County. Prior to coming to Har HaShem, Katherine was the educator at Congregation Sinai in Milwaukee. Katherine holds a AB from Washington University in St. Louis, and Masters degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and is currently a doctoral student in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Katherine holds awards in curriculum and mentoring and earned the title of Reform Jewish Educator in 1996.