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Rabbi Kliel Rose

Rabbi Y. Kliel Rose was born in Jerusalem to a rabbinical family and grew up in Winnipeg, Canada.

Kliel earned a BA in Judaic studies from Gratz College, in Philadelphia, after which he studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). As a student, Kliel served a number of congregations in New York and one community in London, England, under the auspices of Masorati Olami.

As a senior rabbinical student, Kliel received the prestigious Rabbi Marshal T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellowship at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York. He was ordained in 2004.

Rabbi Rose is now in his third year as the Spiritual Leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue.

Throughout his time as a Rabbi, Kliel has been involved and volunteered on several non-for-profit organizations. His primary interests have been related to Interfaith Dialogue and Justice.

As part of his duties as the Rabbi of Beth Shalom he is Jewish Chaplain at the U of A. In addition he is now serving as the Rav Hamachshir/Rabbinic authority of the Kashrut at the new Jewish Senior's residence, Our Parents Home.

In 2014, Kliel was given the Rabbinical Human Rights Hero award by T'ruah: the rabbinic call for Justice. Kliel was recognized for his involvement in Interfaith justice work.

Kliel, and his wife Dorit Kosmin, are the proud parents of five beautiful & very active children. 

Rabbi Kliel can be reached at

Fri, 22 June 2018 9 Tammuz 5778