Speaker Profile Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld is the rabbi of Anshe Sholom Bnai Israel Congregation in Chicago. He 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 a 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. He serves, ex-officio, as a member of the Rabbinic Advisory Group of Chicago Jewish Day School, and the Board of Directors of Akiba Schechter 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.

Speaker's Resources

e-TiM: The Virtual Sefirah Series

Dr. Marc Shapiro, Dr. Yael Ziegler, Rabbi Adam Mintz, Rabbi Adam Starr, Rabbi Aviad Tabory, Rabbi David Wolkenfeld, Rabbi Doron Perez, Rabbi Dr. Martin Lockshin, Rabbi Elli Fischer, Rabbi Hyim Shafner, Rabbi Jay Kelman, Rabbi Lee Buckman, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Apr 19, 2020