Abby Wolf grew up in Central Jersey, spent 10 years living in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia, and is now happily settled with her family in Haddonfield, NJ. She graduated from Somerville High School and attended Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, NJ throughout her childhood. Actively involved in the Reform movement throughout her entire life, she had her Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, wedding, and two baby naming celebrations there. Abby attended Penn State University, where she majored in Religious Studies, served as part of the student leadership of Hillel, taught Hebrew school, sang in several a cappella groups and met her husband, Paul. After college, Abby returned to New Jersey to begin working as the Religious School Director at Temple Shalom in Succasunna, NJ. She earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania and, upon graduation, was hired as a 6th grade teacher at a charter school in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. She loved teaching secular school for the three years she was there but left when her daughter was born in 2007. Although being a stay-at-home mom was rewarding, Abby always wanted to stay involved in education and in the Jewish community. With those goals in mind, she began teaching religious school at Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia. During her 10 years there, Abby served as Lead Specialist and eventually became the Assistant Principal of the school, where she remained until 2017 at which point she joined the professional staff at Adath Emanu-El.
Abby and Paul have two children, Eleanor and Jude, and enjoy all of the adventures that parenthood brings them. These adventures include sporting events, karate classes, drama performances, instrumental concerts, play dates, family trips, birthday parties, swimming and movie nights, just to name a few! Abby is thrilled to be a part of the Adath Emanu-El family.