David Cygielman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte, NC

David is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Moishe House. He has been a non-profit innovator since high school when he started Feed the Need, a nationally recognized homeless feeding organization. While attending the University of California at Santa Barbara, David served as the Hillel Student President and later the Executive Director of the Forest Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping college and high school students develop leadership qualities while following their passions. 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 UCSB with a BA in Business Economics. When he’s out of the office, David enjoys playing basketball, spending time with friends and traveling to destinations with no dress code. David currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, Myka, their daughter, Jordan, and their dog, Binx.


What inspires you to serve on the Moishe House Board of Directors?

I am motivated by my work at Moishe House and by the young adults around the world who actually make the programs happen. Seeing their dedication, creativity and passion is inspiring.

Past Leadership Positions:
Executive Director of the Forest Foundation in Santa Barbara; Hillel Student President at UCSB; Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity; Classroom Educator at Congregation B’nai Brith.