Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield is Executive Vice President at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she leads the staff, shapes the vision, strategy and growth, develops the culture, and oversees programs and operations.
Rachel has served in the field of Jewish education and social justice for more than two decades as an entrepreneur, executive leader and educator. Previously, Rachel was Director of Experiential Education at the American Jewish World Service, and the founding director of the Jewish Greening Fellowship, the first organized effort in the Jewish communal space to address climate change. She is a founding advisory committee member for Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action and has previously served on the boards and executive committees of Girl Be Heard and her synagogue. She was a fellow in the national Selah Leadership Program and is a graduate of the Muehlstein Fellowship for Jewish Professional Leadership. She serves as a mentor and coach to emerging leaders in Jewish life. Rachel graduated summa cum laude from Washington University and earned her M.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley.
Rachel lives in Riverdale, NY with her husband Paul, a psychiatrist, and has two grown children.
Why I Serve on the JPro Board:
There is so much talent and potential entering the field of Jewish communal leadership. I am energized by the idea of ensuring that emerging talent is met with opportunities for professional growth, mentorship, and models of excellence in order to strengthen our field and our community.