Rabbi David Wolkenfeld is rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation (ASBI). 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 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.