As an undergrad at UC Berkeley, David experienced firsthand the potential of Jewish community to transform lives. It was through his involvement with Hillel that David chose to pursue the rabbinate and give back to the community that had given him so much. After rabbinical school, David became the founding rabbi of Makom, a young spiritual community in Dallas that met millennials on their terms and engaged thousands of young adults in Jewish life, practice and learning.
David returned to his Hillel roots this year and began a new role as the Director of UC San Diego Hillel. At UCSD, David and his team of professionals are dedicated to developing innovative approaches to outreach, engagement and community building among young Jews.