Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, awarded Michelle Krotinger Wolf with the Doctor of Jewish Communal Service at Graduation Ceremonies in Los Angeles on Monday, May 17, 2010 at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles (3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles). Wolf was honored for 25 years of scholarly distinction as an alumna of HUC-JIR.
Wolf is the primary staff liaison to the social services agencies in the Los Angeles Jewish Federation system including Jewish Family Service, Aviva Child and Family Services, Beit T’shuvah, Bet Tzedek, Cedars-Sinai, Gateways, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Free Loan, Jewish Big Brothers, Jewish Vocational Service, and Vista Del Mar, and is also working on three planning initiatives:
She previously served as Director of Public Policy and Grantwriter for the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles, Director of the Middle East Commission for the Los Angeles JCRC, and was Press Secretary to Los Angeles City Councilmember Zev Yaroslavsky.
Michelle is a graduate of the double master’s program in Jewish Communal Service at HUC-JIR and Public Administration at USC and has taught professional development classes through the Center for Non-Profit Management. Her Bachelor’s degree was in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton, where she was a President’s Scholar.