A member of the ICJA Class of ’91, Dr. Noah Blumofe and his wife Sandy moved to Los Angeles in 2002. They and their three children have become an integral part of the community there.
When COVID first appeared and shuls were forced to close, Noah opened up his backyard for community davening. “We started with Shabbos morning, then expanded,” Noah recalls. Eventually, his backyard became a community center and Noah upgraded his backyard to accommodate large numbers of guests and decorated the space to make it more festive. His home became a venue for COVID-safe bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs and holiday celebrations.
A podiatrist and wound care specialist, Noah also founded an runs an all-female Boy Scout troop for Orthodox teenage girls. He recently mentored the very first Orthodox Jewish girl ever to reach Eagle Scout level.
His years at ICJA helped inspire Noah to be giving and active in his community today; he particularly remembers learning with Rabbi Meyer Juzint both inside and outside of class, on Sunday mornings.as a formative influence. “At Ida Crown, I learned chesed and the importance of trying to be the best you can be.”