Rabbi David Bluman is a native of Vancouver, BC. As a youth he attended Kerrisdale Elementary and Point Grey Secondary, was active in USY and regularly attended Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel. He graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of British Columbia.
During his undergraduate studies he traveled to Israel to study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he met his wife, Olga. After university, Rabbi Bluman studied at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and in May 2009 he received Rabbinic Ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA. He began his rabbinate at Kadima Day School in West Hills, CA, where he served as the School Rabbi and taught Grades 5 – 8.
Rabbi Bluman has experience working in a variety of educational settings including Los Angeles Hebrew High School, Adat Ari El Religious School and Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, WA. Rabbi Bluman is currently the Director of Youth Engagement at Congregation Beth Israel. He is in charge of the Hebrew School, USY, Chai School, T’nT and the young adults program. In his leisure time he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing with his daughter, Shoshana, watching movies and playing Monopoly.