Surfside's home was intended to be a place for visiting grandchildren and children, and his daughter-in-law and son-in law were doing exactly that when they visited the condo from New Jersey last week to join him on the Sabbath.
Several hours later, the structure collapsed and all three members of the family are still missing in the rubble.
The families who lost loved ones in the year of grief are reminded of this by the tragic events of cancer, COVID-19, and the flattening of the building .
A woman was also looking for a new start in Florida after she fell ill with COVID-19. A Colombian family was also in Miami for the funeral of a friend who had died from the disease.
"He said to me, It's the next chapter in my life.' He lived through hell. His parents died. Steve Eisenberg, 52-year-old asset manager, said that his wife died.
Rosenberg "came here to breathe a bit," said Rabbi Sholom Dr. Lipskar. He founded the Shul in Bal Harbour, which he also joined.
Rosenberg's daughter Malky Weisz (27 years old) and her husband Benny Weisz (32) arrived on the second floor at Champlain Towers South to visit Rosenberg when the building fell to the ground. The death toll was 16. There are more than 140 people still missing.
Rosenberg was described as a family man, observant Jew and a fundraiser who launched an Israeli center for young adults seeking mental healing. The Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital, Bnei Brak in Israel is the new location for the Mercaz Shalom project.
A close friend of his said that he spent three decades caring for his wife before she died from a brain tumor last summer.
Maurice Wachsmann, a close friend of Rosenberg for over 30 years, said that "he put his life on the shelf".
More heartache followed her death for months. In January, his father died from COVID-19. His mother succumbed to the same disease weeks later.
Wachsmann stated, "It was extremely hard." He did everything for his parents. Familie first, before all else.