Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom
Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom assumed the presidency of JSPAN in May of 2015. He is the Distinguished Service Rabbi of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA, an honorific title accorded to him upon his retirement on June 30, 2014, after thirty-six years as the congregation’s spiritual leader.
A 1966 graduate of the University of Rochester, Rabbi Rosenbloom received his degree in philosophy, magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1964-1965 he studied in Israel through the American Friends of the Hebrew University. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1972. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate from JTS.
Rabbi Rosenbloom is a charter member of of the Cheltenham Township Commission on Human Relations, and was honored by the Cheltenham NAACP at it’s annual dinner in June 2011, receiving an award for religious leadership. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee of Cheltenham Academics which organized tutors for students at Cedarbrook Middle School.
Rabbi Rosenbloom spoke often from the pulpit on issues of social justice, especially on race relations, LGBTQ acceptance in the Jewish community, and gun violence prevention.
Rabbi Rosenbloom has been involved in many community organizations during his long tenure in this community.
For an interview with Rabbi Rosenbloom conducted by JSPAN board member Bryan Schwartzman at the beginning of the rabbi's tenure at JSPAN, please click here.