Founder and Director
of Manhattan Jewish Experience
Author of Beyond the Instant
accessing wisdom to unlock the joy
and depth of every day life
Before becoming a rabbi, Mark Wildes was on track to become part of the family legal legacy as a high profile attorney. He got his JD from the Cardozo School of Law and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. While on this track, Mark was involved in religious studies at Yeshiva University and worked on his other passion to help “Refusenik” Jews obtain emigration rights when the Soviet Union tried to ban them from leaving.
During this time, Mark somehow also became active in reaching out to NYC’s less affiliated Jewish community. He was troubled by the growing number of young people distancing themselves from their Jewish heritage…
because there has to be more to life
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