Rabbi Mark Wildes – Scholar in Residence

This Shabbat, July 15, Rabbi Wildes will be guest speaker at Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach!

Services begin @ 9am | Sermon @ 10:30am
Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach
100 Nassau Avenue, Atlantic Beach

Rabbi Mark Wildes will speak on:
“Less Talk, More Action
: Jewish Continuity & The Power of the Mitzvah”

As always, MJE West will host its regular Shabbat programming including Friday Night Lights, Friday Night Dinner, Cafe Connect, and Shabbat Morning Services at 9:30am! Ruthie Braffman Shulman will be speaking Saturday morning on: “The Secret to Jewish Life”.
Click Here for MJE West Shabbat Info


Rabbi Mark Wildes is the Founder and Director of Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE), a highly successful Jewish outreach and educational program that engages and reconnects unaffiliated Jewish men and women in their 20’s/30’s with Judaism and the Jewish community.

Rabbi Wildes earned a BA in Psychology from Yeshiva University, a Law Degree from the Cardozo School of Law, a Masters’ degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Yeshiva University).

After serving in rabbinic and outreach positions at Ohab Zedek and Kehilath Jeshurun and teaching at Ramaz and Stern College, Rabbi Wildes established MJE, dedicated to combating intermarriage and assimilation. In its 18 years of existence, MJE has successfully reconnected thousands of previously unaffiliated Jewish men and women with Judaism and the Jewish community, hundreds of whom are today living lives of Torah and mitzvot and sending their children to Yeshiva Day Schools.  Operating from its three locations in the city, with a talented staff of 15 full-time professionals, MJE’s inspirational Shabbat Dinners, Beginners Services, Retreats, Classes, Holiday Events and Trips to Israel have touched the lives of thousands of young Jews and provided a venue through which 279 Jewish couples have married.

Rabbi Wildes also teaches an outreach training seminar at RIETS, Yeshiva University’s rabbinical school. He and his wife Jill and their 4 children live on the upper West Side where they maintain an open home for newcomers and friends alike.