Rabbi Gregory S. Marx
Rabbi Marx has been spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Or since 1989. Previously he was the Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida. Nationally, he is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of National Rabbinic Cabinet of State of Israel Bonds. Currently, his national positions include membership in the New York Board of Rabbis, and the American Reform Zionist Association. He co-chairs the Development Committee of the Rabbinic Alumni Association of the Hebrew Union College. Locally, Rabbi Marx has served on the Board of Directors of the Abington Hospital Foundation Board. He currently is a member of the board of trustees of, the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Center for Jewish Life, The Anti-Defamation League of Philadelphia, and the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis. He is the past President of Wissahickon Faith Community Association and the past co-chair of Yahad, the Bux-Mont Collaborative of area synagogues. He is also a member of the Israel Advocacy Committee of the JCRC. Rabbi Marx has been published in several journals. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1984, and holds a BA from Oberlin College and an M.H.L. and D.D. from Hebrew Union College.Rabbi Marx and his wife Laurie have three children, Daniel, Joe & Ricca.
Rabbi Marx can be reached at [email protected].
Rabbi David Gerber
Rabbi David Gerber joined the Beth Or family in July of 2012. Originally from St. Louis, MO, he attended Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Telecommunications. After college, Rabbi Gerber returned to St. Louis to work as a financial advisor until 2007 when he enrolled in Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).
During his time at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Gerber worked extensively in youth, young adult, and young family outreach and engagement. He served as a student rabbi at congregations in Kokomo, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri. He also served as a chaplain at Miami Correctional Facility and The Christ Hospital. Rabbi Gerber is an accomplished guitarist and song-leader and wrote his rabbinic thesis on the use of innovative technology to strengthen and enhance Jewish communities.
He is married to Lauren who is originally from Cincinnati. They live in Horsham with their daughters, Paige and Tessa.
Rabbi Gerber can be reached at [email protected]
Cantor David Green
Cantor Green joined Beth Or as our Cantor in July of 1995. He has earned masters degrees in Jewish Studies, History, Jewish Education and Social Work. He also has a certificate in Jewish music. In addition, he also earned a D.Min. in Congregational Studies. He has experience in the fields of worship, life cycle events, pastoral care and education.
Cantor Green is an adjunct professor in Jewish Communal Service & Pastoral Care at Gratz College. He is married to Lori who is the Education Director at Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA. They have two grown children, Michael & Adina.
Cantor Green may be contacted at the Temple or via e-mail at [email protected].
Cantor Jamie Murley
Adjunct Cantor and Junior Choir Director
Cantor Jaime Murley was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Developing an early love for music of all kinds, she pursued a career as a classical percussionist in symphony orchestras. In 2002, she discovered the beauties of Jewish music while teaching religious school. After teaching for just one year, she decided that she needed to know more about it, and she enrolled at Gratz College to pursue another Masters – this time in Jewish music. In May of 2009, Jaime graduated Gratz College with a Masters of Arts in Cantorial Studies and Jewish Music while serving as cantorial intern at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia throughout her schooling. Upon her graduation, Jaime served as cantor of the synagogue through the spring of 2012.
Jaime's specialty lies in accompanying herself on guitar while bringing participatory music to services, and working with children of all ages in the hopes of connecting them to their Jewish heritage through song.
Cantor Murley can be reached at [email protected].
Rabbi Jason Bonder
Associate Rabbi (starting June 2018)
Rabbi Jason Bonder will join Congregation Beth Or as Associate Rabbi in June 2018. For the past three years, Rabbi Bonder has served as the Assistant Rabbi/Educator at Temple Emanuel of Tempe, in Tempe, Arizona. His move to Beth Or is a homecoming to the east coast, as he is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA, and earned his Master's Degree from the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and his Bacherlor's Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Rabbi Bonder also worked as a teacher at Gratz College and at Congergation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, PA.
Rabbi Bonder is married to Rina Lebovitz, and they have two young children, Mark and Sophie.