Rabbi Wendi Geffen


Rabbi Wendi Geffen has served as one of the rabbis at North Shore Congregation Israel in suburban Chicago since 2002. She is passionate about Judaism, Torah and the way these ancient wisdom sources can add meaning to our lives and enable us to better our world still today. She sees tikkun olam, the Jewish tenet of repairing the world, as a critical part of living a Jewish life, and works to empower the synagogue and larger community around the imperative to pursue tzedek/justice and chesed/loving-kindness. Rabbi Geffen was a 2011-2012 American Jewish World Service Goldberg Writer’s Fellow, is a 2012-2013 Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, and her blog “Pri haGeffen” can be found at