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David Baum

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
Boca Raton, Florida

David Baum, a first-generation American and rare native Floridian, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He received his Rabbinic ordination and Master's degree in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2009, and since then has served as the first full-time rabbi/spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh in West Boca Raton. While in rabbinical school, Baum gained valuable and diverse experiences ranging from congregational work in the Northeast and South, to Hillel and organizational work, to Social Justice and Community Organizing. In addition to his congregational work, Baum is President of the Southeast Region of the Rabbinical Assembly, and a member of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Social Justice Commission. Locally, he is the vice president of the Palm Beach Board of Rabbis, serves on the Levis JCC Board of Directors, and is an active member of the Boca Raton Interfaith Clergy Association. Baum has contributed chapters to two books, writes a blog on Times Of Israel (in addition to his own), and has presented at various conferences and gatherings, including JOIN for Justice’s first conference and Rabbinical Assembly conventions. Baum also served on the staff in various capacities for nine summers at Camp Ramah Darom. 

My Presenters Sessions

Sunday, February 21

2:00pm EST