Rabbi Morris Kosman z"l, emeritus
Rabbi Morris Kosman was the spiritual leader of Beth Sholom Congregation from 1961 until January 2010, when he became rabbi emeritus. He passed away Oct. 22, 2016.
Rabbi Kosman completed his training at the Rabbinical College of Telshe, an Orthodox institution transplanted from Lithuania to the United States. In addition, Rabbi Kosman is a graduate of the Baltimore Hebrew University and is a recipient of a Distinguished Scholar's Certificate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. These institutions cover a wide spectrum of Judaism. With that background, Rabbi Kosman was especially well-suited to guide the diverse Frederick Jewish community, whose members represent the spectrum of the Jewish experience.
Along with their other duties, Rabbi Kosman and his wife, Carol, served Beth Sholom for many years as educators.
Their seven children were raised here, and the entire Kosman family enriched Beth Sholom by their joyous presence.