Rabbi Ana Bonnheim
Founding Executive Director, Jewish Learning Collaborative
As Director of the Open Dor Project and Founding Executive Director of the Jewish Learning Collaborative, Rabbi Ana continues her lifelong work of creating and sustaining dynamic, multivocal and welcoming communities. She supports emerging spiritual communities and their leaders through the Open Dor Project. Through the Jewish Learning Collaborative, she supports professionals and Board members at Jewish organizations discovering wisdom, as well as a growing cadre of inspiring Jewish educators. Rabbi Ana is inspired in her role by getting to work with creative, brave and thoughtful people and joined the team because she wanted to be a driver for experimentation. Rabbi Ana’s background in Jewish camps also means Rabbi Ana is notably good at tie-dying.
Previously, Rabbi Ana was the director of Hebrew Union College’s Founders Fellowship, an incubator for progressive Judaism on college campuses, and was the associate director of the URJ Greene Family Camp, a Jewish overnight camp. Rabbi Ana is also the chair-elect of the Central Conference of American Rabbis’ ethics committee. She received rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College and a BA from Dartmouth College.