David B. Bloom is a rabbi and student in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program of Bryn Mawr College. A Louisville native, he graduated from Indiana University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and French in 2014 and moved to Jerusalem for his first year of rabbinical school. He continued his studies on the historic Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion where he earned his Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and received ordination in 2019. A recipient of many prestigious academic awards, he has published articles in Avodat Hakodesh, New Voices, and CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly.
He was the student rabbi at Beth Boruk Temple in Richmond, Indiana, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Bluefield, West Virginia, University of Missouri Hillel, and Ohio University Hillel. Through the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Fellowship, he also worked at Hillel at Miami University, Cedar Village (a total care facility for seniors), and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati. A former fellow with the Interfaith Youth Core and Jewish Coordinator for the Abrahamic Program for Young Adults at Chautauqua Institution, he has an extensive background in interfaith work and passion for social change.