Join us for Shabbat tonight at 6:00 PM as we welcome our guest speaker Rabbi Aaron Rozovsky, Director of Rabbinical Services at the Institute for Southern Jewish Life.
More about Rabbi Rozovsky (from www.isjl.org)
Rabbi Aaron Rozovsky was ordained in 2018 at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary of the Reform movement. Prior to beginning his rabbinical studies, he also completed a Master’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in Latin America at Central Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History with a Spanish minor at Providence College in Rhode Island.
“This is my dream job,” Rozovsky says of his new role with the ISJL. “To serve small Jewish communities throughout the South who have added so much to the American fabric and our understanding of what it means to be Jewish is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
The experience he brings to the position is relevant and extensive. As a student rabbi, he served in an array of positions, primarily in small communities: teaching at Kulanu Cincinnati Reform Jewish High School, working at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, advising students at the Hillel at Miami University of Ohio, and holding student pulpits at United Hebrew Congregation in Terra Haute, IN, and Temple B’nai Israel of Petoskey, MI.
Rozovsky also has a special commitment to this nation’s armed forces. He has served as a military chaplain in multiple settings, and as a fellow at the Jewish War Veterans of America (JWV) Cincinnati-Dayton chapter, Cincinnati, OH; and he has worked for twelve years with the Rhode Island Army National Guard. He also spent a year as a Liaison Officer for the US Army-Israel Defense Forces, in Jerusalem.