One of the great spiritual giants of our community died yesterday. Sam Rosenwald was a man who lived with deep faith. His respect for human dignity and love for people was evident in all of his interactions. With divinely inspired compassion, Sam cared for the widow, the poor, the stranger, and the orphan. He was smart and kind, passionate and loving. Sam was devoted to his wife, his children, his friends, and his community.
Though incredibly ambitious and philanthropic, Sam never sought nor needed recognition. We, the Jewish Community, and the greater city of Los Angeles, have all lost more than a man. We have lost a true mensch, a tireless fighter for the best in and of all of us.
May he rest in peace.
– Rabbi Mark