Meet the Rabbi and Rebbetzin

Rabbi Sholom D. Bluming grew up in Brooklyn, NY and accomplished his undergraduate studies in the New York Rabbinical College. He continued his postgraduate studies in Paris, France and ordained in the Rabbinical Seminary of Los Angeles, California in 2007. During his rabbinical internship, he served a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, teaching and creating educational programming for the local schools and community.
 

Sheera grew up in Toronto, Canada, and after graduating High School, she spent a year studying in Jerusalem Israel and received a Teacher’s Diploma in Education. She spent another year in Israel teaching Jewish studies. She then returned home and continued teaching and mentoring students in New York.

Under the direction of the Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn, Rabbi Bluming went to visit the Bahamas for the first time in August 2010, after seeing interest for organized Jewish life he began visiting periodically over the coming years. With the opening of the Baha Mar resort in late 2017 and many new Jewish families moving to the island it became clear that the time has come for a full-time Chabad presence.
 

In Summer 2018, only a couple of months after their wedding, the Bluming’s made a life decision to call Nassau Bahamas their new home and serve as the country’s first Rabbi. In a short time, the community has grown with a variety of educational programs, holiday celebrations, youth events, and Hebrew School, as well as social events for the wider Bahamian community.
 

Sholom and Sheera’s wisdom, engaging personalities, and non-judgmental approach are what makes them so loved in the community.

                     
About the Jewish community

The Bahamas has a long and rich Jewish History with Jews settling on the islands for many years. 

With the burst of development over the past few years, the Nassau community is growing rapidly.  Our community is mostly comprised of people who have relocated here from around the world.  Our holiday programs & communal events create the perfect setting to make friends, celebrate Jewish occasions and honor personal milestones.

The special combination of cherished traditional values and contemporary ideas, successfully meet the needs of the modern-day Jewish family. Our unique approach and unconditional acceptance of every Jew, regardless of affiliation or background, has created a dynamic and flourishing Jewish community.
 
Our mission is to promote and strengthen Jewish awareness, pride and identity by providing educational, cultural and social activities and services to all Jewish individuals and families regardless of affiliation or background.

Chabad of the Bahamas is a branch of worldwide Chabad Lubavitch, the world’s largest network of Jewish educational and outreach organizations. It is a vibrant and dynamic force in Jewish life, and its programs touch the lives of millions of people in thousands of communities throughout the world. Treasuring the infinite value of every individual, Chabad of the Bahamas is committed to enriching the lives of every single Jew here through its multiple programs and educational, social and religious services.