Rabbi Ana Bonnheim

Director of Open Dor Project

Charlotte, North Carolina

Rabbi Ana Bonnheim joined the Open Dor Project as the director in 2019. Previously, she was the director of Hebrew Union College’s Founders Fellowship, an incubator for Progressive Judaism on college campuses and was the associate director of Greene Family Camp, a Jewish overnight camp. Ana is the vice-chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ ethics committee, and received rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College and a BA from Dartmouth College. Ana strives to create and sustain dynamic, multi vocal, and welcoming communities of engaged Jews. Whether building a Jewish farm and Eco-village, organizing international service trips, or fostering spiritual opportunities connected to the seasons and cycles of Jewish time, Ana has spent her career cultivating leaders who are capable of channeling the power of relationships and community. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Rabbi Asher Knight, and their two sons.