- Voices of Descendants
- AVIV WAGNER
DESCENDANT BRIEF BIOGRAPHY By Nancy Gorrell
Aviv Wagner was born on March 23, 1977 in Haifa, Israel. His parents, Michael and Madeline Wagner got divorced when he was five years old. Subsequently, Aviv went to live with his grandparents, Ita Wolf-Wagner and Zvi Wolf-Wagner in Kiryat Yam, a suburb of Haifa. Aviv was the fourth of four siblings. When his parents got divorced, his older sister was 15 and she came to live with the grandparents as well. He grew up with a household filled with children, food, laughter and celebrations. When Aviv became of age (18), he went into the Israeli Defense Forces serving from 1996 to 2001. In the IDF he was a personal trainer on an airforce base and did checkpoints in the West Bank. Aviv emigrated to the United States on March 14, 2007, settling in Somerset county, New Jersey. In 2008 Aviv joined the fitness staff at the SSBJCC in Bridgewater where he soon became a valued employee of the organization. Presently (2021), Aviv is employed as Assistant Fitness Director at the JCC. Aviv has always pursued with a passion fitness and personal training as his career.
Sources and Credits:
Aviv Wagner, “Memories of an Israeli Childhood”; digital and historic family Photos donated by Aviv Wagner; Brief biography by Nancy Gorrell