Clergy and Staff

Paul Zim - Cantor for JCC of Fort Lee Congregation Gesher ShalomPaul Zim, Cantor

For the past 27 years our Cantor, Paul Zim has lifted our spirits with his glorious voice and presence. His many recordings, music books, and concert appearances are known throughout the Jewish world and have drawn countless worshippers through our doors. He has captured the hearts and souls of our congregants with beautiful music, and has made the melodies of the synagogue services accessible to all. With his enthusiasm and vitality, Paul has encouraged and inspired our children and adults to be an integral part of religious services throughout the year. Paul is always ready to share his love of music, so when you meet him just ask him to sing you one of his many favorite melodies. He will be happy to oblige!

 Debbie Mullholland Editor of the MessengerDebbie Mulholland, Administrator

Debbie Mulholland came to work for Gesher Shalom in 1999 as a part-time secretary for the Hebrew school. Over the last 23 years she has held many different positions such as, receptionist, Rabbi’s secretary, assistant to the Executive Director and is now our administrator. What started as a small job while she finished college has turned into a career. She loves this synagogue and feels it is her second home; her co-workers and the congregants, her second family. Debbie resides in Oakland with her husband of 27 years, with whom she has four children and ten grandchildren. As anyone who knows her can tell you, Debbie has an astonishing amount of energy.

Gesher Shalom Crew ShotCasiano Franco

The most junior member of this seasoned crew came to work here in 2002. They know every inch of this facility and are equally dedicated to caring for the building and the Congregation. We rely on them for so many things that it’s hard to imagine what life around here would be like without them. For starters, we’d probably never figure out which storage room to look in for some of our supplies!

4 thoughts on “Clergy and Staff

  1. Hi! My name is Gal Cohen– I am looking for the owner(s) of 1641 Anderson Ave in Fort Lee. I am a real estate investor and agent and wanted to know if the owner(s) are still open to accepting offers.

    Toda Raba!

    1. I am soory for the late reply as our website is not continuously monitored. The building at 1641 Anderson Ave was sold in December 2022.

  2. Regards to Cantor Zim from Miriam Cousin the daughter of Henrietta and George Cousin, Have been thinking of him.

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