Edward B. Rosenberg, 90, a judge of the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia for 31 years, died Dec. 19. He was a resident of Northeast Philadelphia.
A graduate of Temple University Law School, Rosenberg maintained a neighborhood law practice for 35 years. He was admitted to practice before the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia; Orphans Court of Philadelphia; Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania; Federal District Court; and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
He served 10 years as vice chairman of the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Rosenberg, who spent most of his judicial time in family court, served as chairman of the Domestic Relations Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Special Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Supervising Judge of Family Court Mediation; chairman of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates); chairman of the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia; and president of the Sleighton School for Delinquent and Dependent Children.
A leader in Jewish affairs, he was a teacher and principal at the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia for 33 years. He was also president of the Oxford Circle Jewish Community Center and its Men's Club; the United Synagogue of Philadelphia; the Northeast Synagogue Council; and vice president of the Board of Jewish Education.
In addition, Rosenberg served as a national vice president of the United Synagogue of America, and a member of its board of directors and trustees; chairman of the Neighborhood Divisions of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Philadelphia; and was a member of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Philadelphia, and the Jewish Ys and Centers.
Involved in mental-health issues, he served as president of the Northeast Community Center for Mental Health, as well as the Northeast Health and Welfare Council, and was selected for the Governor's Advisory Committee on Mental Health in Pennsylvania.
He had a long-term affiliation as a member of the board of directors and trustees of Eagleville Hospital.
Rosenberg was also certified as a marriage counselor, and had served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Community College of Philadelphia for six consecutive terms.
He was the recipient of numerous awards for his distinguished service in the areas of mental health, intergroup relations and domestic relations, including the Jewish Community Relations Council Cohen Award; Domestic Relations Association of Pennsylvania's Silver Bowl Award for Outstanding Service; and the John F. Kennedy Award for Significant Contributions to the Mental Health Movement in America.
Rosenberg is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hilda Menaker Rosenberg; sons Marc H. Rosenberg, Bruce A. Rosenberg and Leigh S. Rosenberg; and six grandchildren.