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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.

Molly Jaret
Director of Youth & Family Programming

Molly is passionate about making Jewish life and learning exciting, engaging, and accessible for Jews of all ages. Molly has been a member of the ASBI community since she moved to Chicago in 2019 and has been heavily involved in youth programming and community education. She previously served our community on the Young Professionals (20s and 30s) Committee and on the Board. 

Molly currently teaches Judaic Studies at Chicago Jewish Day School. Molly is a lifelong summer camp enthusiast, having spent numerous summers as a camper and later a counselor at Camp Ramah. Building on her experiences in Hebrew immersion camps at Ramah and 92Y on the east coast, Molly piloted the Ramah Day Camp in Chicago’s Sha’ar Hebrew immersion program in the summer of 2021 where she also served as Rosh Mishlachat. Molly has taught and coached teachers in supplementary schools including Park Avenue Synagogue, Congregation Or Zarua, and Anshe Emet. 

Molly grew up in New York where she studied Childhood Education, Hebrew, Jewish Studies, and Linguistic Anthropology at Hunter College. In her free time, she loves hiking, camping, hockey, and compiling and naming source sheets.

Molly is excited to share her energy, creativity, and love of Torah with the ASBI community. 



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  • President - Charles Abrams
  • Immediate Past President - Linda Saiger
  • VP - Ritual - David Eisenstein
  • VP - House - Sarah Unterman
  • VP - Financial - Joseph Goodman
  • VP - Education - Sara Singer
  • VP - Membership - Camila Altman
  • VP - Family Programming - Ali Grange
  • Recording Secretary - Aaron Feigelson


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  • Neil Berkowitz
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  • Ann Levenson
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  • Marilyn Rest
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