Edison rabbi rejoins N.J. Commission on Holocaust Education

 Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg EDISON — Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El, has been appointed to the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.

The appointment was made by state Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney.

Rosenberg thanked state Sen. Peter Barnes III (D-Middlesex) for his tireless efforts in helping him get this appointment. The rabbi previously served six years on the commission under then-Gov. Christine Todd Whitman.

Born in a displaced persons’ camp in Regensburg, Germany, Rosenberg is the only child of Holocaust survivors Jacob and Rachel Rosenberg of Poland. Their entire families, except for one cousin, were murdered by the Nazis.

Rosenberg is the township chaplain for Edison. The author of numerous books, he recently received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. He also received the Chaplain of the Year Award from the New York Board of Rabbis for his efforts during and following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In 2002, he was presented with the annual Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz Award by the New York Board of Rabbis.