Rabbi Joe and Corinne both grew up in the UK and lived in Israel for many years. Between them they studied Torah at Har Etzion, Bet Morasha, Nishmat and Matan and have degrees in political philosophy from Cambridge and UCL (Rabbi Joe) and in art history from Leeds University and the Courtauld Institute.

While Rabbi Joe was in the Kollel of Yeshivat Har Etzion studying for semicha from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, Corinne qualified as a professional chef and spent several years working in Israeli restaurants. In 2015 they moved to Manhattan to serve as the directors of JLIC Downtown at the Bronfman Center of NYU where they were privileged to lead a warm, vibrant and outward facing community. They enjoyed it so much that they stayed for seven years. The community became known for projects such as the Gangsters & Gedoilim tours of downtown Manhattan, the Jewish Eats culinary-social experience, the 929 daily Tanakh program and the Killing Covid With Kindness volunteer projects (for which Rabbi Joe was recognized as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36). In 2022 they returned to Israel with their children Mika, Tal and Barak where they

Rabbi Joe Wolfson and Corinne Wolfson

have the privilege of launching JLIC’s first young professional community in Tel Aviv.


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