Rabbi Kosman z"l

Rabbi Morris Kosman was the spiritual leader of Beth Sholom Congregation from 1961 until January 2010, when he became rabbi emeritus.

During the 48 years he served as Beth Sholom’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Kosman also taught Hebrew school, prepared teens for Bar and Bat Mitzvah, offered adult education classes on a wide array of topics and founded Camp Shoresh, a day camp for Jewish children. The guiding principles of Rabbi Kosman’s leadership included the encouragement and nurturing of ongoing education in the Jewish experience for adults, as well as the development of a positive attitude toward Judaism and a solid educational background for children. For about five years after retiring, Rabbi Kosman continued to be a presence in the congregation, attending services and performing life-cycle events.

His wife, Carol, taught in the religious school for decades, and long served as the president of Sisterhood. Their seven children were raised in Frederick, and the entire Kosman family enriched Beth Sholom by their joyous presence.

Rabbi Kosman passed away Oct. 23, 2016.

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