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Congregation Beth Am finds a rabbi

By SHERYL KAY
Published February 16, 2007


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After nearly a year's search, Congregation Beth Am has announced it will hire a new permanent rabbi.

Jason Rosenberg, now an associate rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, is expected to assume the pulpit at the Carrollwood reform synagogue in July.

"We found him to be smart, compassionate, and in touch with what our community needs to continue to move in the right direction," said synagogue president Lesley Aaeng.

"We liked the way he found a way to relate to each and every person with whom he came in contact. With such a diverse membership base, this was key in our selection process."

A former software engineer, Rosenberg was ordained by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 2001, and immediately began his tenure with Holy Blossom. There, he leads worship services, conducts pastoral counseling, officiates at life-cycle events and teaches at the religious school.

Rosenberg will replace Rabbi Sam Seicol, who has served in an interim capacity since Rabbi Brian Zimmerman left the congregation in June.

Accompanying Rosenberg will be his wife, Hillary, and their two children, Benjamin and Talia.

Contact Sheryl Kay at 813 230-8788 or skreporter@hotmail.com

[Last modified February 15, 2007, 08:17:16]


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