Rabbi Dina Rosenberg was welcomed as Rabbi of the Bay Ridge Jewish Center just a few months after her ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2011. While training to be a rabbi, Rabbi Rosenberg served many diverse congregations including Biloxi, MS and Watertown, NY. She also completed two 400-hour fellowships as a chaplain in hospitals located in Harlem and in Seattle, WA and continues to work toward her accreditation to become a certified chaplain.
Rabbi Rosenberg is very hands-on and innovative. She has created many groundbreaking projects at BRJC for all ages and interests including: ShulSkype (a monthly Shabbat service broad-casted over Skype to our home-bound elderly run by our Chesed Committee), a BRJC Community and Educational Garden, a half-marathon running group, 20’s – 30’s Young Professionals’ Group, multiple types of monthly Shabbat experiences, Gospel Shabbat Service and a Center for Jewish Learning.
Rabbi’s love for children is obvious by her desire to learn cutting edge approaches to making Judaism more accessible for others such as being trained as a Storahtelling Maven and her involvement as part of the cohort of the 92Y Shababa experience. Her creation of BYOBaby (weekly meetings of wine and cheese for new parents while their babies have a safe space to play and socialize), a Toddler Shabbat Program, monthly Family Services, and Programming for Families with Young Children including rebuilding the BRJC Hebrew School with many children that LOVE being at BRJC. Her passion for working with young children, thinking out-of-the-box and teaching makes her a wonderful fit for the BRJC.
Rabbi Rosenberg loves officiating at life cycle events and gives each family personal attention so the ritual can reflect the individual/family celebrating. She makes a point to meet with every person that walks through the door to ensure that a safe and welcoming space is created for everyone.
One of the things Rabbi Rosenberg loves most about the Bay Ridge community is its diversity. She is thrilled to offer a warm and friendly hand to all who enter, including: single adults, young and mature families, LGBTQ community, the elderly, children or adults with special needs and intermarried couples.
As a fellow Bay Ridge resident, Rabbi Rosenberg works on a regular basis with local organizations, the Fort Hamilton Army Base, and meets with other local clergy to enhance the religious life of all Bay Ridge residents and to ensure that multi-faith families feel welcome. In 2016, this community engagement was recognized when Rabbi Rosenberg received the Hidden Treasures of Bay Ridge Award.
Rabbi Rosenberg looks forward to deepening and strengthening her relationships with the members of BRJC and is excited to welcome new individuals to help her reinvigorate this wonderful community.
Rabbi Rosenberg is thrilled to have many years ahead to grow with the Bay Ridge Jewish Center.
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