Upcoming Events
Knit & Knosh June 21
Talmud class June 22
Dinner Club June 22
Mussar June 25
Rosh Chodesh group June 25
Keys game June 27
Knit & Knosh June 28
Talmud class June 29
Yedid Nefesh June 30

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June 4, 11, 18, 25

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 2
Monday, June 26


Spiritual Leadership

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.


Rabbi Kosman
Rabbi Kosman, along with his wife Carol, set the standard for Jewish cultural, religious and educational outreach. From Bar and Bat Mitzvah training to adult education to festive zimrot after Kiddush lunches to creative Torah readings, Rabbi Kosman provided 48 years of guidance to the Frederick Jewish community.