Rabbi Tzvi and Tali spent 4 incredible and successful years as the OU-JLIC Directors at Rutgers University before returning to Israel in the Summer of 2020. The Wohlgelernter’s are are excited for their new adventures in Givat Shmuel with their four daughters!
Rabbi Tzvi Wohlgelernter – Grew up in Toronto. He studied in Yeshivat Sha’alvim for two years. After which he served in the Nachal Brigade of the IDF. Then after marrying Tali, he went on to receive a BA in psychology from the Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois. He has semicha from Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, as well as from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Tzvi is also a certified psychotherapist from the Family Institute of Jerusalem. Tzvi has taught Rav Kook’s philosophy and Chassidut at MATAN center for woman’s learning. Tzvi has served as the Interim Rabbi for Beit Knesset Ohel Ari in Ra’anana. He enjoys Tisches, hockey (classic Canadian) and jamming with his guitar.
Tali – Grew up in Chicago. She studied at Sha’alvim for Women for a year and a half. After her time in Israel Tali received her BA in Judaic studies from the Anne Blitstein Teachers Institute in Chicago. After receiving her BA, Tali went on to study photography. In 2010, Tali moved to Israel where she continued to study photography and also became a certified international makeup artist. Tali spent 3 years teaching in a gap year program for post high school girls, called Midreshet Torat Chessed, prior to serving as a OU-JLIC Director at Rutgers. Additionally Tali is a certified teacher of family purity from Tzohar. Tali loves shopping for new makeup, cooking (and eating), and hosting people in her home.