In 1981, while in college, Joshua Beren recognized the need for a different style EMS system in Lakewood, NJ. He designed and promoted an EMS protocol of fully equipped, direct private vehicle response to bring dispatch to patient contact time down to two minutes or less. This radical change in response protocol successfully saved numerous lives. After extensive negotiations with the Township of Lakewood, he founded Hatzolah EMS of Lakewood, NJ. Hatzolah EMS is now the largest volunteer EMS system in the State of NJ currently boasting in excess of 125 EMT members, 18 Paramedic members and 12 ambulances. Hatzolah EMS is the only volunteer EMS organization in NJ to have a volunteer Paramedic Program.
Joshua is a nationally registered paramedic, holds a Masters Degree in Talmudic and Rabbinic Law from Beth Medrash Govoha, The largest Rabbinical University in the world, is an ordained Rabbi and is a practicing synagogue rabbi at Cong. Bais Yoseph Halevi.
Joshua Volunteers as a paramedic for organizations, including, Hatzolah EMS, Chai Lifeline, Camp Simcha for children with cancer, Camp Simcha Special for children with disabilities and special needs.
Joshua sits on numerous advisory boards including: The Ocean Medical Center Bioethics committee, Bnos Yaakov School for girls Lakewood, NJ, Yeshiva Tifereth Torah school for boys, Lakewood, NJ, Renaissance on the Ocean Condominium Association, Long Branch, NJ.
Joshua is currently the CEO of NJB Equity Group, A Venture Capital Funding company and a Real Estate investment Group, with offices in Lakewood, NJ and Denver, CO.