Karen Wisialowski, a long-time member and past president of Peninsula Temple Sholom, joined the staff in 2015 as the congregation’s first Chief Community Officer. Karen is passionate about family, Jewish community, and social justice.

Karen is a former investment banker turned mom turned community volunteer turned Jewish community professional. Just prior to joining PTS, she served as Peninsula Region Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Originally from Detroit, Karen came to San Francisco via the East Coast. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking and biking, and plays bridge as much as possible. Karen holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Karen and her husband Bill have two grown children.