Rabbi Akiva Wolk

Rabbi Akiva Wolk

Did You Know?

  • Published in the Letters to the Editor section of Sports Illustrated (Nov. 1., 2010)
  • Received the Sidney P. Rosenbaum Award for Excellence in Jewish History from Yeshiva University (2005)
  • Received First-Team All-State honor for basketball and was named district player of the year in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (1999/2000)

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Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Teacher / Director of Student Activities / Basketball Coach

The Moriah School

At The Moriah School I have a tri-personality, which helps me in creating a special learning environment for our students. In the classroom I utilize the latest technologies and Web 2.0 applications to bring ancient texts to life and open students' eyes to the wonders of Judaic studies.

As the Director of Student Activities, I am able to enrich students' lives with an array of programs and opportunities. From fundraising for charity to holiday-centered events, I empower students to make in impact on those around them, both on a communal and national level.

My role as basketball coach is one that I take just as seriously as the first two. I have an amazing opportunity to not only help my players hone their skills, but also teach them invaluable life lessons that are gleaned from team sports.   

Jun 2010 - Present

Boys' Head Counselor

Camp Lavi

As the Head Counselor, both before and during the summer I serve as an administrator. Leading up to the camping session I review the programming and give my input; I also discuss and create camp policy with the director. One of the most crucial aspects of my job is interviewing, hiring and supervising staff. With over 300 campers under my watch, I have 50+ staffers through whom the campers' fun orchestrated.

In the end of the day, the director relies on me to ensure that the 300+ campers (and their parents) are happy with all aspects of their summer. I have a tremendous amount of fun making sure this goal is accomplished and spend countless hours guaranteeing that it is done in a safe and healthy environment.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Rabbinic Intern

Congregation Keter Torah

As Rabbinic intern I was given the opportunity to be closely involved with the teens of the community. I organized weekly prayer groups and learning initiatives, as well as being conduit for religious discussion.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007

Camp Rabbi

Achva West

Achva West is a 6-week touring summer camp that brings 9th graders on a once-in-a-lifetime journey from Denver to Los Angeles. My role on the trip was to coordinate daily prayer services, learning groups and supervise the food services.