David Cygielman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte, NC

As the founder & CEO of Moishe House, David has been involved in every aspect of Moishe House since the beginning. He launched Moishe House to be part of building something that would have a real impact on the global Jewish community and beyond. Today, he works with the board and leadership team to chart the course of Moishe House for the future. In his role, he most enjoys the opportunity to learn from young adults from across six continents about their Jewish experiences. When he’s not doing work with Moishe House, you can find him traveling to destinations with no dress codes, spending time with friends or playing basketball.

David has been a non-profit innovator since high school when he started Feed the Need, a nationally recognized homeless feeding organization. In 2006, he helped establish Moishe House and became the organization’s first CEO. Through his work in the Jewish community, David has garnered many honors including the Avi Chai Fellowship, the JCSA Young Leadership Award, and the Bernard Reisman Award for Professional Excellence. In 2013, David was the recipient of UCSB Hillel’s inaugural Alumni Achievement Award. David graduated with honors from University of California at Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics.