The son of the prominent American cantor and Yiddish radio and recording singer Hazzan Charles Bennet Bloch, Cantor Robert Bloch was born in New York. His formal music education included studies at The Juilliard School and the American Opera Center, and cantorial studies at the School of Sacred Music of Hebrew Union College. An accomplished opera singer, he performed roles such as Rodolfo in La Bohème and Don José in Carmen with the Israel National Opera, and the role of Gustavo in Un Ballo in maschera with the Silesian opera. One of the featured soloists of the Reform cantorate at its celebration concerts in Israel, Cantor Bloch served the pulpits of several congregations and appeared as guest cantor at synagogues throughout the United States.
He died at age 70 on March 22, 2011.