Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield is Executive Vice President at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she shapes the vision and strategy, leads the staff, oversees programs and operations, and develops the culture.
Rachel is a teacher, writer and speaker—skills honed early as a scholar of literature and developed throughout her career as an educator. Previously, she was Director of Experiential Education at the American Jewish World Service, and the founding director of the Jewish Greening Fellowship. She is a founding advisory board 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 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 their children Maayan and Yonah.