It is with great joy that we announce that our temple family affirmed the Board of Trustees recommendation by unanimously voting to hire Rabbi Marci Bloch as our Senior Rabbi, effective July 1, 2017. We sincerely thank all of the members of the Rabbinic Search Committee, our Board of Trustees and all of our congregants who participated in the process. May we go from strength to strength.
Bloch has served as the Associate Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton for the past 12 years. At B’nai Israel, she has been involved in all aspects of congregational life, including pastoral care, Jewish healing, creative ritual, religious school, B’nai Mitzvah, teen programs as well as the Early Childhood Center. She also served as the Assistant Rabbi at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation in Indiana for two years.
Ordained through Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Bloch also has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is passionate about family education, adult learning, and working with youth. Bloch stated, “I am so thrilled to be joining the Temple Beth Orr family and I look forward to being part of this warm, welcoming community.” Rabbi Bloch is excited to share her love for Judaism with the Temple Beth Orr community as well as those who seek a spiritual home in the Coral Springs area.
All are invited to join the congregation in welcoming Rabbi Bloch, along with her husband Jason and two children, Maya and Yael at her first Shabbat service. Please join us at Shabbat Services on July 14, 2017 for Rabbi Bloch’s first service at Temple Beth Orr.