Upcoming Events
Ethics class March 28
Knit & Knosh March 29
Adult Ed March 29
Talmud class March 30
Rosh Chodesh group March 30
Mussar April 2
Cafe Sholom April 2
Guest Speaker April 2
Book Club April 2
Women's Seder April 4
Knit & Knosh April 5
Adult Ed April 5

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April 2, 23, 30

March 27; April 3, 24

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

Sunday, March 26
Monday, May 8

Sunday, April 9, 16
Monday, April 10, 17


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.