Hasidic tradition teaches that the seeming coincidence that 600,000 Israelites took part in the Exodus from Egypt and that there are approximately 600,000 individual letters in the Torah reveals that just as a Torah is not kosher if even a single letter is missing, so too, the Jewish people is incomplete if even a single soul goes unnoticed. Rabbi Eric Rosin has dedicated his rabbinate to noticing every member of each community he has served. He loves the variety of working with every demographic and every interest group and crafting a sacred community that serves them all.
Rabbi Rosin’s life has always been imbued with a love of the Jewish tradition: of Jewish texts, prayers, culture, history and most of all community. It inspired him to lead his peers as a teenager, to earn a degree in Judaic Studies as an undergraduate at Yale and, after a foray into the practice of law, to Rabbinic School at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies. At the Ziegler school, Rabbi Rosin took to heart the often-repeated notion that the central calling of the rabbinate is to mediate the texts of our tradition and to make them personally meaningful to everyone who encounters them.
Among the numerous energizing facets of the pulpit rabbinate, Rabbi Rosin remains inspired and engaged by the endless opportunities to continue learning. Through his involvement with his colleagues in the Rabbinical Assembly and at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, his exploration of Mussar, his personal prayer practice and his appreciation for the profusion of emergent musicians creating new liturgical styles, he is continually discovering insights, practices and stories that that engage those around him in thoughtful and joyful Jewish lives.
When he is not at the synagogue, Rabbi Rosin is deeply grateful for the time he spends with his wife, Jen, and his six-year-old son, Sam.
Rabbi Rosin is grateful for the opportunity to join Kol Shalom as its Interim Rabbi, supporting the community as it projects its warmth, its thoughtfulness and its aspirations for excellence into the future.
View Rabbi Rosin’s Sermons here.
Office hours: Tuesday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
From the time of her youth, Sally had a love of Jewish music. The child of survivors, growing up in Buffalo, NY, Sally’s parents infused music into her life and encouraged her at a young age to play piano and sing. Sally earned a BA in Judaic Studies from SUNY Binghamton and a Masters in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. Sally studied abroad in Israel and returned to Israel after college to volunteer with neglected children and Ethiopian youth in a development town. Early in her career, Sally worked in Jewish communal work at the JCC of Greater Washington- first with youth, then families, and then with children and adults with disabilities. She taught Jewish music in several synagogue schools, the Jewish day school, day camps, overnight camps, and several Jewish preschools. Sally produced two children’s CDs (Sally and the Daffodils) and performed in a Klezmer band for several years.
When the Heckelman family joined Kol Shalom in 2005, Sally began participating as a Shlichat Tzibur in the services. She discovered a new calling and in 2011 became Kol Shalom’s High Holiday and festival chazzan. After years of studying on her own, Sally started taking classes, attended Davening Leadership Programs, and began formal training in Aleph Jewish Renewal cantorial program. In January of 2023 Sally received her cantorial ordination.
Sally is married to Dan and they have four grown children, Shira, Josh, Adina, and Sara.
In the winter of 2002 Kol Shalom elected its first rabbi, Jonathan Z. Maltzman who was installed in May of 2002. Rabbi Maltzman comes to Kol Shalom after having served as senior rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland. His previous positions include serving as spiritual leader of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Jewish Community of Japan in Tokyo where for three years he was the only civilian rabbi in Japan. He also spent many years as a chaplain in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Rabbi Maltzman grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the son of a Conservative rabbi. A product of Jewish day schools in Philadelphia, Rabbi Maltzman graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his Masters Degree and Rabbinic Ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. In December 2007 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree (honoris causa) from the Seminary for distinguished service to the Conservative movement and the Jewish people.
Rabbi Maltzman is a former president of the Washington-Baltimore region of the Rabbinical Assembly. He served on the board of MAZON for many years and chaired MAZON’s Jewish Leader’s Council.
Rabbi Maltzman retired as Kol Shalom’s rabbi in the summer of 2019. He was chosen to be Rabbi Emeritus by the synagogue board in the spring of 2019 and honored at a gala dinner in June 2019. He can be reached at: email@example.com.