David Markovich was born into a family of Jewish Soviet immigrants. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he forged a close connection with his grandfather – a Holocaust survivor – who instilled in him a deep passion and love for Judaism. As an undergraduate student, David founded Hillel at John Carroll University and served as a student director for the Cleveland Hillel Foundation. He went on to study at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, where he received dual master’s degrees in Gerontology and Health Administration.
Most recently, David served as the Assistant Director for a life science laboratory at USC, where he focused on developing creativity and aging initiatives. Simultaneously, David managed a nonprofit production company which aimed to raise awareness for disabled communities through multimedia projects. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards for his creative work. Additionally, David was an active community member of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, where he served as a Religious School Teacher.
In his spare time, David enjoys being a freelance writer, particularly taking interest in the life stories of our older generations. His writing has also focused on topics of disability empowerment. He is excited to be joining the wonderful community at NVHC and is eager to meet all of the congregation’s members.