Village Trustee Jennifer Greenberg
Raised in the Historic Montrose section of South Orange, Jen grew up with 3 older brothers, attended Marshall Elementary, South Orange Junior High, and graduated Columbia High School. Jen never strayed too far from her native roots. Studying at New York University, Jen earned degrees in both Psychology and Music and worked within the NYC Advertising and Marketing world before heading back to South Orange to raise her family in 2004.
From the moment she returned to South Orange, Jen became entrenched in her local community by way of active volunteering in local town events such as South Orange Newcomers Day, South Orange Play Day, spearheaded Reading Buddies (Seniors with grade Schoolers) by scheduling and providing transportation to local seniors to and from South Mountain Elementary school, South Orange Train Station Centennial Event, Seton Village Food Truck Festival, serving as President of the Newstead Association, sourced group rate and installation program of full home generators for 23 Newstead families, and served on the Board for Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Preschool. As her children grew, Jen hosted fundraisers for Planned Parenthood, and raised funds for the Achieve Foundation by hosting several Nights of 100 Dinners and sponsoring the Newstead 5K. In recent years, Jen served as the Newstead Ambassador for the South Orange Master Plan committee, trained her Bernese Mountain Dog to be a therapy dog with Creature Comforts, and became a board member for Memories Live, a local non-profit organization who uses the power of your story to create a legacy movie to preserve memories for families of those suffering from terminal illnesses.
Professionally, Jen is a top agent and Principal of the Jen Greenberg Group in the hyper - local Real Estate Residential and Commercial markets and is one of the top producers within Compass in their Short Hills office. With a problem-solver mindset, Jen’s a self-motivated entrepreneur with full-on honesty and integrity, along with fine-tuned hustle and vivacious tenacity. She translates her knowledge into tactical, results-driven approach in everything she does.
As Trustee, Jen will focus on the development of Accessory dwelling units, which offer a host of benefits, from added income and increased property value to more space and privacy; provide more options for our community to downsize and remain local and participate in the exciting and continual growth of South Orange’s Downtown by chairing the Planning and Economic Development committee.
In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time with her blended family including husband, Dave Wolpov and 5 children who like her, have been schooled locally within our district – Abby (21) rising senior at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Samson (20) rising senior at Indiana University, Jonah (18) rising freshman at Indiana University, Judah (16) rising junior at CHS, and Mason (15) rising sophomore at CHS. You’ll see her playing tennis, paddle and pickleball locally at Orange Lawn Tennis Club and driving all over with Louie their St Bernard, who is an integral part of the family and is recognized around town thanks to his strong presence on social media!
Lastly, it’s good to know that Jen comes from a family of public service - Her dad, Marty Greenberg was NJ State Senator from 1974 – 1979, then a Superior + Chancellery Court Judge from 1992 until retirement in 2002. Jen’s grandfather Max Greenberg was the Vice President of AFL-CIO from 1954-1975.
Statutory Boards & Commissions
Board of Health
Board of School Estimate
Design Review Board