Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, Holocaust Educator
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is unique about Holocaust education in the state of New Jersey?
For more than 35 years, the charismatic rabbi, author and teacher, Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, has been one of the pioneering voices for Holocaust and Genocide Education. Working in the Jewish and secular communities, he has been fighting for human rights, respectful Holocaust commemoration and preventing genocide.
Rabbi Rosenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El in Edison, New Jersey. He received his ordination and Doctorate of Education from Yeshiva University in New York. Rabbi Rosenberg also possesses A.A., B.A., M.A. and M.S. degrees in communication and education, and a Doctor of Divinity from The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rosenberg has taught Public Speaking at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Yeshiva University in New York; and also a graduate course in Holocaust at Rutgers University. He has also served on the New Jersey State Holocaust Commission as interfaith chairman.
Dr. Rosenberg has received several awards for his work, including the Chaplain of the Year Award from the New York Board of Rabbis for his efforts during and following 9/11, and the Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz Award, established by the New York Board of Rabbis to honor rabbis who excel in public service. He appears frequently on radio and television, has published numerous books and hundreds of articles regarding the Holocaust and recently authored the Rosenberg Holocaust Siddur and the Rosenberg Holocaust Haggadah. We spoke with Rabbi Rosenberg about his work in Holocaust and Genocide education, and also about his new book, Echoes of the Holocaust.
Rabbi Rosenberg would welcome more personal Holocaust memoirs and stories from the Sephardic community, so if any of you would like to contribute to his work, please write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.