Rabbi Ari Rosenberg
I am Rabbi Ari, and I have been privileged to serve as Rabbi of Temple Sholom since 2015. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of this warm, vibrant and growing Reform Congregation.
I was raised in Connecticut, and it’s good to be back home! In the meantime, I’ve been all over the place! I earned a degree in English from Rutgers University in 1996. I enjoyed a year living on Kibbutz in Israel. I spent several years finding myself in San Francisco, California, where I held numerous positions, including working at UC Berkeley and teaching Hebrew School at a variety of synagogues. In 2003, I returned to Israel, where I completed my first year of Rabbinical Studies in Jerusalem. I was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 2008.
After serving congregations in Great Barrington, MA and Springfield, NJ, I found exactly what I was looking for at Temple Sholom in New Milford, CT.
So what brought me here? I was drawn to the warmth of our members, the partnership between Rabbi and congregation, the desire for intellectually stimulating presentations, the beauty of Litchfield County, and the sacred commitment to building a spiritual home, a community of giving, and a place of learning where everyone is welcome.
I would love to meet with you and get to know you. I would be delighted to discuss with you why Temple Sholom has become a second Jewish home to so many of us. Learn with us! Pray with us! Play with us! Serve with us! I am always pleased to meet with all our members, create connections and build community interconnections. We welcome you and are energized by your presence here!
Let Temple Sholom become part of your family. Keep us in the loop on life-cycle events in your family, or any of your needs for ritual, learning, rabbinic guidance and counseling. We are here to support you and sustain you through the thrills and challenges of life. Keep us in the know on how our congregation can be meaningful for you. My door, our Temple Sholom door, is open to you!
And please join me in this prayer: That we will have many fabulous years growing together and Temple Sholom will become a special place in the Jewish journey of our lives!
הרב ארי בן הרב אהארון וחיה–לאה
Rabbi Ari Rosenberg