Milwaukee Jewish Federation >> Rabbi Hannah Wallick
Rabbi Hannah Wallick, Vice President of Leadership and Global, has served on the Leadership Team of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation since 2013. Initially hired to grow the outreach department, Rabbi Hannah started programs to reach LGBTQ+ and ramped up outreach to newcomers and growing families. Rabbi Hannah oversees all programs of the Federation including the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education and Resource Center, and Coalition for Jewish Learning. She actively runs the Israel Center and leads volunteers to make recommendations for the Israel and Overseas allocations of Annual Campaign. Rabbi Hannah works with our CEO and Board Chair to maximize board member engagement and experience.
Rabbi Hannah started her career at Big Tent Judaism and worked with a wide variety of families on education and life cycle events throughout rabbinical school. She served 13 congregations in the NY metropolitan area developing plans to create a more inclusive environment and draw in more people to their communities. Always working in non-traditional congregations, Rabbi Hannah served a rural congregation in Southern Maryland with congregants ranging from Orthodox to atheist, an urban congregation in Tribeca, Manhattan that grew around two robust Jewish schools, and a growing congregation of young adults in Long Island City, Queens.
Currently, Rabbi Hannah serves as the spiritual leader of the Moses Montefiore Congregation. Throughout her career, Rabbi Hannah has worked on creating a more inclusive Jewish community towards interfaith families, LGBTQ, Jews of color, and anyone who has felt marginalized in Jewish life.
Rabbi Hannah has rabbinic ordination and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a 400-hour hospital chaplaincy unit at Norwalk Hospital. A lifelong learner, Rabbi Hannah’s additional coursework has included UW-Madison Business School in supervision, the Nonprofit Center in New York in grant writing, Union Theological Seminary in fundraising, and Boardified at the Kellogg School at Northwestern for governance.