Rabbi David Rose was born in New Zealand where he obtained a BA in Political Science and History. He was the National Head of Bnei Akiva in New Zealand. He obtained Rabbinical Ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, where he lived for 10 years, before moving to Sweden where he helped set up an educational project. He served as the Rabbi of Richmond, Surrey for 4 years, and obtained an MA in Jewish studies from UCL. He was appointed to his current post in Edinburgh in May 2003. Rabbi Rose represents the Jewish community in several civic forums, is a member of the Conference of Scottish Religious leaders and is honorary President of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association.
As well as teaching at the Cheder, he also conducts Adult Education classes, either at his home or in the Beit Hamedresh at the Shul.
Each week he produces his own Parsha sheet for the weekly sedra, titled 'Forth Light'. The current set of the 'Forth Light' include challenging questions, which can be answered by email. Please look at them and try and see if you can answer the questions!