The National Office of Recruitment and Admissions is excited to annouce the appointment of Rabbi David Wilfond to Interim Head of Admissions, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem as of September 1, 2018.
Rabbi David Wilfond, MS, MAHL, was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR in 1997. An international rabbi, David has served synagogues in London; Kiev, Ukraine; Boston; and at the synagogue at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. He grew up in NFTY and was a TYG President and a Madrich at URJ Camp Eisner. David made Aliyah in 2004. As a leader in Israel education for the Union for Reform Judaism, David has served as the Director of Education for NFTY in Israel since 2011. Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., National Director of the Office of Recruitment and Admissions adds: “We are very lucky to have Rabbi Wilfond return to HUC-JIR in this capacity on the Jerusalem campus. His years of expertise in recruitment and admissions will be extraordinarily valuable in the year ahead. A rabbinical entrepreneur, David is the CEO of "Your Jerusalem Rabbi." In this capacity, David leads families on the journey of their child becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the Egalitarian Section of the Western Wall - Kotel.
David lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three young children. In his free time, David is an avid cyclist and juggler.