By: Beth Adler
Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion was filled with almost 300 people celebrating the installation of Rabbi Daniel and Yocheved Rose as Rav and Rebbetzin of BJSZ. Although the installation had been delayed because of Covid, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rose have been leading our shul for the last 18 months, rising to the challenge of assuming the leadership during the pandemic with exceptional warmth and caring.
The evening of appreciation began with a reception during which people lined up to personally thank Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rose for the influence that they have on their lives. The evening then continued with a dinner, at which the guests were continuously entertained by the wit of the MC, the renowned Shimon Marciano. The program included a dynamic and stirring performance by the well-known performer, Yehuda Green, as well as a beautiful video tribute to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rose. A highlight of the evening was when Rabbi Moshe Hauer, the Rabbi Emeritus of our shul, delivered inspired and meaningful remarks prior to the presentation of the Ksav HaRabbanus to Rabbi Rose by Rabbi Hauer and Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer, president of the Vaad HaRabbanim. The program culminated with heartfelt remarks and a Siyum HaShas by Rabbi Rose, after which all those in attendance broke out with spirited dancing by the kehilla with Rabbi Rose. The crowd seemed to want to dance all night.
Every speaker noted that Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rose are building on the foundation established by the beloved Rabbi and Rebbetzin Hauer, who made BJSZ into a shul which serves not only its members, but also the broader Jewish community, with Torah and Tefilah every day, all day. The Roses exude warmth, simcha, and grace. All these qualities were on display Motzei Shabbos.
The theme of the special event was “Blossoming a New Era,” heralding the energy and creativity that Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rose have brought to the shul’s youth and family programming and demonstrating our focus on building a strong future for BJSZ and the broader Baltimore community.
The special event for Rabbi and Rebbetzin Rose concluded an unforgettable, special Shabbos at BJSZ during which Yehuda Green led the tefillos with passion and inspired song. It was a Shabbos and a special event to remember, in classic BJSZ style. If you have not experienced it, we invite you to come join us at BJSZ and see what we are all about!