Billy Bloomberg (he/him) hails from Lawrenceville, NJ. Not sure where his path would lead him after high school, a love for cooking led Billy to culinary school. During a year off from the program, he attended the Jewish Gap Year Tivnu in Portland, Oregon, where he spent his time practicing the teachings of tikkun olam by working in a daily needs shelter and building houses with Habitat for Humanity. Through these experiences, Billy realized that his true passion is working with communities to make change. Upon finishing culinary school, he transferred to William Paterson University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a focus in work and community engagement.
Connecting with Judaism has been always been a part of Billy’s life. From preschool through high school, he was active in youth programming at Congregation Beth Chaim in New Jersey. In high school, Billy was very involved in NFTY on both a regional level in NFTY GER and a North American level. He has maintained his involvement through staffing NFTY regional events, NFTY Convention, NFTY Veida, and other large-scale URJ events. Billy has continued to spread his love for Judaism by teaching at Barnet Temple in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Over the past 3 summers, he has solidified his roots in southern Judaism through working at Greene Family Camp, most recently as the Kibbutz unit head. He looks forward to continuing to enhance his love of Judaism through his work at Temple Beth-El. Outside of Beth-El, you can find Billy enjoying the outdoors, cheering on the Mets, playing board games, and concocting culinary creations.