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Jacoby Rosenfield

Chief Executive Officer, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield is the Chief Executive Officer 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. She previously served as Executive Vice President for 8 years.

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, serves on the board at JPRO, 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.

Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield


Sep 26, 2023

News from the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Jun 28, 2023

Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield, Elliott Cosgrove, Leon Morris

Michelle Gary z"l Memorial Program

Feb 21, 2023

More than a century after my own great-grandfather left Odessa for America, a family from Kharkiv found refuge in our house in New York.

May 9, 2022

An experiential gathering of Holocaust remembrance that weaves together poetry, prayer, song, survivor testimonies, and audience participation.

May 9, 2022

What does Holocaust memory demand of us? How does the dwindling of the number of living Holocaust survivors impact our responsibility?

Apr 28, 2022

Weaving survivor testimonies, literary texts, music, poetry, and prayer together poignantly commemorates the Holocaust in an engaging communal way

Apr 7, 2021

Global community gathering including memory, music, and poetry to commemorate Yom HaShoah through a powerful new ritual.

Jul 2, 2019

Exciting new plans will expand our reach and bring Hartman Torah to more people in more places in North America than ever before. Torah is a growth industry!

Dec 4, 2018

The urgency of the moment demands much greater involvement by us all individually and by the Jewish community as a whole

Aug 21, 2017

Keep signaling your outrage. And others should not accuse you of mounting your high horse

Jul 10, 2016

Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli discuss their personal journeys of transformation in a conversation moderated by Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield

Sep 1, 2015

The realm of possibility opens up when we transform a series of small movements into unexpected and extraordinary outcomes

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