Rabbi Joey Wolf has been with Havurah Shalom for the past 25 years. During that time he has engaged with others in a non-rabbi-centered community to deepen the appreciation for the study of sacred texts and intentional, wise action in the political sphere.
Rabbi Joey has served on the national board of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America and is currently a member of the Rabbinic Cabinet of J-Street. Other affiliations include Americans for Peace Now, and the advancement of Muslim/Arab- Jewish dialogue here in Portland. Over the past forty years, he has participated in numerous trips to Israel and has lived there for two years. A few years ago, he led a service and learning delegation to Uganda under the auspices of American Jewish World Service, and was a founding board member of Black Parent Initiative in Portland.
Originally from Boston, Rabbi Wolf graduated from Brandeis University and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 2005, he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the same institution. He is married to attorney Lisa Rackner and has four children, Simeon, Sarah, Amelia and Gavriella.