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Rabbi David Wolfman to help lead Temple Emanu-El services for the High Holy Days

Rabbi David S. Wolfman

Rabbi David S. Wolfman will help officiate High Holy Day services this year at Temple Emanu-El, along with Rabbi Batsheva Appel, Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg, and the High Holy Days Choir under the direction of RobertLopez-Hanshaw.

Currently, Wolfman is the founder and principal of David S. Wolfman Consulting, LLC: “The Human Side of Change,®” a consulting practice focusing on managing organizational change and transition and navigating conflict in congregations and other organizations. He is also an executive coach, working with rabbis, cantors, educators and lay leaders throughout North America on best serving their communities.

Wolfman served the Union for Reform Judaism from 1995–2012. He was the director of the North American Commission on Rabbinic-Congregation Relations, which is a joint commission of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is a certified mediator and also served as a member of the Reform Movement’s Joint Commission on Rabbinic Placement.

Before the URJ’s restructuring in June 2009, Wolfman also served as the regional director of the URJ Northeast Council, comprising 87 congregations in New England and New York. During his tenure, he served on  the faculty of the URJ Eisner Camp and the NFTY-NE youth group, and led many Birthright Israel trips.

Wolfman has served as scholar-in-residence and consultant for the Liberal and Reform Movements in Great Britain, the Leo Baeck Rabbinical School in London and most recently for the United Hebrew Congregation in Singapore and Kehillat Shanghai in Shanghai, China.

All are welcome to Temple Emanu-El’s High Holy Day services, but reservations are required. Call the office at 327-4501 to reserve an admission card and, for security reasons, be prepared to show a photo ID. As part of Temple Emanu-El’s Be Our Guest program, admission is free to those who have never attended High Holy Day services there in the past. For more information, including a schedule of services, visit www.tetucson.org.