“Aaron is a visionary, yet practical leader whose commitment to social and economic justice has had a profound impact on our community,” said David R. Levy, CEO and Executive Director of JFLA. “We are proud of his extraordinary work during an important transition with JFLA, as well as his leadership in a variety of organizations to fulfill the mitzvah of ‘Tikun Olam’ – making the world a better place.”
Bloom has made time to serve three terms as JFLA’s president, and two terms as president of the Housing Rights Center (a nonprofit that fights discrimination in housing). He has also handled pro bono matters for Bet Tzedek, helping secure benefits for Holocaust survivors and protecting tenants from wrongful evictions, and served on the Board of Directors of Love Honor Cherish, a nonprofit that fought for marriage rights for same-sex couples and raised over $500,000 for the No on 8 Campaign.
“JFLA loans help people in need; the money is paid back; and that same money then goes out to help yet more people. Money that was donated to JFLA in 1904 is still out in the community and helping people today,” said Bloom. “It’s like dropping a pebble in a pond and watching the ripple effect.”
In his law practice, Bloom is a problem solver. He handles a wide variety of entertainment, real estate, and intellectual property disputes for high-profile clients.