Temple Beth Orr’s new senior rabbi excited to lead congregation

There’s a new senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs.

Rabbi Marci Bloch, who became the senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr on July 1, said regarding her new leadership position, “I’m really excited about this opportunity to bring my heart and my passion for Judaism and my love of people to this community.

I’m looking forward to us all growing together.”

Before her assuming her new role at the synagogue, Bloch, 43, served as the associate rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton for 12 years. At B’nai Israel, she was involved in all aspects of congregational life, including pastoral care, Jewish healing, creative ritual, religious school, b’nai mitzvah, teen programs and 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, Bloch also has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan.

Bloch, who is passionate about family education, adult learning and working with youth, said she’s received a positive reception since becoming the synagogue’s senior rabbi.

“Congregants have been very warm, loving and welcoming. It’s been wonderful.”

Bloch said, regarding her goals for the congregation, “My goals are really to help the congregation grow in their souls and help them to really be the beauty and wonder in Judaism.”

Bloch said she learned so much in her 12 years as associate rabbi at B’nai Israel and grew a tremendous amount there.

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