Rebbetzin Dr. Jessica Kalmar


Rebbetzin Dr. Jessica Kalmar is Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Psychology Laboratory and Coordinator of the Honors Program at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Rabbi Wesley Kalmar, are Rabbi and Rebbetzin at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah (ASKT) in Glendale, Wisconsin. Jessica takes an active role in the shul including teaching varied classes, leading book reviews, providing inspiration at Women’s Tehillim Group and teaching kallot.  Prior to serving as a Rebbetzin, Jessica’s involvement in Jewish communal work included teaching with Operation V’shenantem in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, YUSSR in Minsk, Belarus and T’Chiya Volunteers in Israel. Jessica studied at Michlalah in Jerusalem before earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from Stern College, Yeshiva University. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from Queens College, City University of New York and a doctoral degree in neuropsychology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Jessica and her husband are the proud parents of four children who love living in the wonderfully warm ASKT community. The Kalmars are one third of the way towards reaching their goal of hiking in the beautiful 79 Wisconsin state parks, forests and recreation areas.

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