Marci R. Bloch, Rabbi
Rabbi Marci R. Bloch has served as Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel since 2005. At CBI, Rabbi Bloch is involved in every aspect of congregational life. Her gifts are many, but she particularly enjoys pastoral care, Jewish healing, and creative ritual. She also has great passion for family education, life long learning, and working with youth and young adults.
Before joining the B’nai Israel team, Rabbi Bloch served as the Assistant Rabbi at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation in Indiana for two years after her ordination from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, in 2003.
Prior to rabbinical school, Bloch received a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Judaic Studies and Jewish Communal Service from the University of Michigan. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University.
Rabbi Bloch has served on the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis and is a member of the Interfaith Clergy Coalition. Her innovative programs have been published in Reform Judaism Magazine as well as the URJ Outreach Manual. She is also a member of the URJ Committee for Early Childhood Education. Rabbi Bloch’s Good Night Shabbat, Mommy Minyan, and Young Adult programs have given CBI national recognition as a three-time URJ Belin Award recipient. In addition, her newest Alumni program just won CBI the URJ Incubator Grant.
Rabbi Bloch, originally from West Bloomfield, MI, is married to Jason Epstein, a native to Cleveland, Ohio. In her leisure time, she also enjoys traveling, exercising, swing dancing, and Broadway musicals. She looks forward to sharing her passion and her love for Judaism with you.