I am Mara Bloom and my family (Joel, Aliya and Nathaniel) relocated from New York in 2009 and we have been thrilled to be part of a Temple Reyim since 2011. We have found Reyim to be a welcoming, warm, joyous, and vibrant Jewish community that is both a spiritual home and an engaged community that promotes friendships, Jewish education and personal learning, traditions and celebrations, mitzvot, intergenerational programming, and social action. I enjoy serving on the Board and am personally very excited about the new social action initiatives including support for asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence, as well as green initiatives to improve the environment by reducing our carbon footprint. In my professional life, I serve as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center where I am passionate about improving the lives of cancer patients and their families through personalized, high-quality clinical care and innovative clinical and translational research.
My husband Alan and I have been members of Temple Reyim for over 20 years. Our three boys, Evan and Tyler (twins, age 27) and Noah (age 24) have grown up at Reyim and truly consider it their second home. We feel very fortunate to be a part of such a warm, vibrant and caring community. I am a lawyer by training and previously served as an administrative law judge.
My husband David and I have been members of Temple Reyim since 1995. We have many close friends among the members. Our two boys, Nathan and Aaron were raised and had their bar mitzvahs here. I am happy to be rejoining the board and the executive committee after an absence of a few years. I am a physics teacher by profession.
My family and I have been members of Temple Reyim since 2007. Temple Reyim has become a very important part of our lives. We are involved on many different levels and enjoy all aspects of what Temple Reyim has to offer. My family and I feel very fortunate to have found Temple Reyim and be a part of the community.
My wife Ronnie and I joined Temple Reyim in 2013, and were immediately struck by its warm and welcoming environment. Since then we have developed many strong friendships, and have had the opportunity for several unique learning experiences. I’m honored to be asked to serve on the Executive Committee and will work hard to maintain Reyim’s culture and fiscal stability.
My family and I have been members of Temple Reyim for over ten years. We all enjoy the participatory nature of the services and the warm sense of community that is at Reyim’s core. I’m honored to be Congregational President and look forward to focusing on continuing to make Reyim a great place for new and growing families in the years to come.