B'nai Amoona
2013 Chanukah Letter
My dearest friends – Shalom! Legend has it that in the kingdom of the wise King Solomon, there lived a two-headed man. Upon the death of his father, the man became embroiled in a bitter dispute with his siblings over their father’s substantial inheritance. "Since I have two heads, I deserve twice as much money as the rest of you,” he claimed. His siblings responded, "Perhaps you have two heads, but you only have one body. Therefore, dear brother, you deserve but one share."
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Our Senior Rabbi, Carnie Shalom Rose, has lived, studied, and taught throughout the world, including stints in Canada, Israel, The Far East, and Europe. He is married to Pauline and they have 4 children ("The RoseBuds"), Noa, Zakai, Lev & Ellior.

Deeply committed to Jewish Pluralism, Rabbi Rose continually strives to find innovative ways to make Jewish Tradition existentially relevant for contemporary seekers. He is a dynamic and passionate teacher & preacher, and strives to bridge the ways of the past with the needs of the present for the sake of the future.

Rose has received numerous local, regional, national and international honors, awards and recognitions. He served as a Fellow at CLAL - the Center For Learning and Leadership; was a member of the Federation's National Young Leadership Cabinet; was selected to participate in the STAR Rabbis: From Good to Great Program; KJL - The Kellogg School of Management's Education for Jewish Leaders Circle; CLAL's Rabbis Without Borders; the Jewish Agency for Israel's Global Emerging Leaders Forum; the International Rabbinic Leadership Council which advises the Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Dr. Arnold Eisen; and the Rabbinic Leadership Institute of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Rose recently signed a long term contract with our Congregation and was named Rabbi Bernard Lipnck Senior Rabbinic Chair in the Spring of 2010. He and his family are spending the 2011-12 academic year in Jerusalem where Rabbi Rose is serving as a Fellow at the Hebrew University's Melton Centre for Jewish Education.

Rabbi Rose is warm, affable and approachable and eagerly looks forward to communicating with those who seek his guidance and counsel. He can be reached at: RavRoseBA@aol.com.

 

An Invitation to Innovation…
 
Each Shabbat morning at B’nai Amoona, before we turn to the Musaf Service, we joyously join together for the singing of Eytz Chayim Hee (our Torah is a Tree-Of-Life). At the conclusion of this beautiful prayer are the words “Chadesh Yamenu KeKedem - Renew Us As In Days Of Old”. For some, these words are recited with a deep sense of nostalgia; a yearning to return to the “good old days”. And at B’nai Amoona, we could surely look back and speak of the “glory days” – the era of our beloved Rabbi Lipnick (of blessed memory) and Hazan Lissek. However, at B’nai Amoona, our interpretation of these words does not focus on the past, but rather on the future. For us, the words "Chadesh Yamenu KeKedem - Renew Us As In Days Of Old”, suggest our yearning to return to “Kedem” - to the beginning of time; the days when the world was first called in to being. What we pray for at our Shul is that the Almighty will grant us the opportunity to return to a time when all things are possible; an era similar to the one that existed when the world was newly formed, pristine and ripe with potential. Viewed in this way, every period has the possibility of becoming a “golden age”; an era of creativity, newness and grandeur. Even after 130 illustrious years, B’nai Amoona is ever fresh, ever new and ever relevant! We invite you to join us – to partner with us - in the never ending process of creating our community anew!
Rabbi Rose's December
Bulletin Article
“Jacob lived” - and continues to Live!
The final Parashah (Torah Portion) in the Book of Breishit (Genesis), which we will read in Shul on December 14th, opens with the word “Vayechi” - literally “and he lived”. Ironically, however, our Parashah describes the final days and demise of our patriarch, Jacob. What might we learn from the apparent contradiction between this portion’s name and its emphasis on life, on the one hand, and the contents of this section of our Holy Torah which details death, on the other?
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