Rabbi David Wilfond Appointed Interim Head of Admissions, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Rabbi David Wilfond Appointed Interim Head of Admissions, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu