Rabbi Aaron Rosenberg will speak on “The History of the Southeastern CT Jewish Community.”
Thursday, October 27th • 7 PM
Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Rd. in Waterford,
At the invitation of the Waterford Historical Society, Rabbi Rosenberg, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El, will review the amazing stories of the ever evolving local Jewish Community including the first arrivals in the 1800’s, to the Jewish farmers of Chesterfield, to the diverse synagogues, to Jewish immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, to local colleges and the Coast Guard and Sub Base, to the contribution of Jews to commerce, politics and the community at large. He will discuss occasional incidents of anti-Semitism and challenges to remain relevant and vibrant in an aging and diminishing community. The evening will include a tour of the sanctuary and light refreshments. Come at 6:30 PM for light dessert refreshments and a tour of the temple sanctuary before the 7 PM illustrated talk. All are welcome.
Rabbi Aaron Rosenberg, a native of Chicago, graduated from Indiana University before attending Hebrew Union College, from which he was ordained in 1974. He served congregations in Springfield, OH and Cleveland, OH before becoming the Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Waterford in 1980. Since 2015, he has been Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El. He has also been Jewish Chaplain at Connecticut College, President of Waterford Rotary Club, Secretary of the Greater New London Clergy Association, and currently he is President of the Waterford Public Library Board. He is married to Karen Rosenberg, former Head of School of Solomon Schechter Academy. They have 3 grown sons and 4 grandchildren.