WELCOME RABBI ROSENBAUM!
Adam J. Rosenbaum arrived in Buffalo late last week to begin his new role as Rabbi of Temple Beth Tzedek. Rabbi Rosenbaum joins TBT from Synagogue Emanu-El in Charleston, SC, where he was their spiritual leader for the past 11 years.
Rabbi Rosenbaum is passionate about creating a warm and supportive environment, promoting adult education, and advancing youth activities as the heart of congregational life. “I’m excited to have the privilege to lead this congregation,” says Rabbi Rosenbaum. “The synagogue is a living legacy of a great tradition of Conservative Judaism in Buffalo.”
Born in Winnipeg, Canada, the Rabbi grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Northwestern University before his ordination by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2005. While at JTS he served as Student Rabbi at Degel Israel Synagogue in Watertown, N.Y., and as Rabbinic Intern at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, N.J. Upon ordination, Rabbi Rosenbaum served as Temple Beth Shalom’s Assistant Rabbi for four years.
Rabbi Rosenbaum’s arrival is a source of excitement for Temple Beth Tzedek. “We are elated to have Rabbi Rosenbaum as our new spiritual leader and member of our family,” says new TBT President Marcia H. Goldstein. Lisa D. Wallenfels, TBT Chairman of the Board and Search Committee Co-chair, added: “We know that the Rabbi will be a welcome addition to our congregation as well as to Jewish Buffalo. We cannot wait for everyone to meet him, virtually at first, but eventually, G-d willing, in person.”
The Rabbi is the proud father of three children: Shoshana (14), Jonathan (11), and Eliana (7). They will remain with their mother in Charleston for the upcoming school year and look forward to visiting Buffalo and introducing themselves to the community. You can follow his blog on the weekly Torah portion, Virtuosity Savored, at www.adamjrosenbaum.wordpress.com.
Many thanks to Ezra N. Rich marketing communications manager at Uniland Development Company and Temple Beth Tzedek Board Member for contributing today’s Spotlight.