Meet Jacob Wolf

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family

I live in Pikesville with my wife, Robyn, our three boys and a dog, who’s also a boy. I love to cook and bake with my family. I’m an attorney and mediator with a focus on Divorce Mediation.

I grew up in Raleigh, NC and my family were regulars at our local synagogue. Connections to other Jewish families were extremely important to us, especially living in the South with a small Jewish community of all different levels of practice and observance. I was very active in Kadima and USY in middle and high school. I went to high school in Bethesda, MD. I spent summers at Camp Ramah in New England (Palmer). I went to college and law school in Baltimore and never left. Jewish values are very important to my family. I try to infuse Jewish values into everything we do as a family, whether it’s Passover or even activities like mini golfing.

Why did you choose to become a community connector with the Jewish Connection Network?

I enjoy meeting people, building community and sharing ideas.   I want to be an active lay leader in the community and help make change.

What is something you are looking forward to doing in your role as a parent connector, especially for programming for dads?

Jewish men (dads)need an outlet and sense of community that’s a little more spiritual, rather than just business or networking focused. Join me for my next connector event, Torah on the Trail, a pre-Shavuot hike on Sunday, June 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Cromwell Valley Park. All dads raising Jewish children are welcome. Click here to register.

What advice would you give to other dads looking to get involved or create connections?

Overcome the initial hesitancy of being social. Make the effort to step out of your comfort zone. Introduce yourself. A lot of men will just stand around. Make the first move.

Share your favorite dad joke

It’s good I know how to cook because all of my jokes are in bad taste.