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Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld grew up in Manhattan where he attended Stuyvesant High School. He has a B.A. in History from Harvard University and has completed graduate coursework in Medieval Jewish History at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Wolkenfeld studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Efrat and also at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut. He has semikhah (rabbinic ordination) from Rabbi Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg, and Rabbi She’ar Yashuv Kohen in Israel, and from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York.

Rabbi Wolkenfeld is a Wexner Graduate Fellow and served one term as a member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He currently serves as a vice-president of the International Rabbinic Fellowship and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Board of Rabbis, as well as a member of the Rabbinic Advisory Group of Chicago Jewish Day School.

Rabbi Wolkenfeld came to ASBI after spending five years at Princeton University, where, together with his wife Sara, he directed the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus. Rabbi and Sara have five children, Noam, Akiva, Hillel, Sophie, and Yonatan. 

The entire Wolkenfeld family is excited to be part of the ASBI community, with its proud history, uniquely warm environment, and tremendous potential for the future.


Rabbanit Goldie Guy

Director of Religious Engagement

Originally from Belle Harbor, New York, Rabbanit Goldie Guy attended Yeshivah of Flatbush and then went to study Torah in Israel at the Beit Midrash for Women at Migdal Oz. Rabbanit Guy earned her B.A. in Religion in 2012 at Barnard College of Columbia University. During her college years, she continued her Torah learning at the Drisha Collegiate Kollel, where she also served as a shoelet u’meishiva.

After college, Rabbanit Guy attended the Graduate Program in Advanced
Talmudic Studies (GPATS) at Yeshiva University, a two year program of study in Talmud and Jewish law. While there, she served as chaplaincy intern at North Shore University Hospital.

Rabbanit Guy went on to study at Yeshivat Maharat, completing her course of study in Jewish Law and Pastoral Care in June 2017. During her time there, she taught a beginners’ Talmud course at Yeshivat Maharat, was a clergy intern at the Columbia/Barnard Hillel, and a United Jewish Appeal (UJA-NY) Fellow.

Rabbanit Guy has been a Talmud and Judaics educator at SAR High School in Riverdale, NY, and in the middle school at Carmel Academy, in Connecticut. In her free time, she loves to paint, explore local walking or hiking trails, and catch up with her nieces and nephews.

Rabbanit Guy is so excited to be joining ASBI as Director of Religious
Engagement, and is looking forward to serving and being a part of this vibrant community.



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  • President - Charles Abrams
  • Immediate Past President - Linda Saiger
  • VP - Fundraising & Development - Camila Altman
  • VP - Ritual - David Eisenstein
  • VP - House - Daniel Chiat
  • VP - Financial - Joseph Goodman
  • VP - Education - Binyamin Cohen
  • Recording Secretary - Aaron Feigelson


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  • Mateo Aceves
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  • Michael Leib
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  • Erica Phillips
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  • Marilyn Rest
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  • Eli Rosenblatt
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