East Coast Jewish Life Specialist
Rachel Raz is an educator and entrepreneur with extensive experience across the Jewish world and the founder of multiple initiatives with global reach. She is passionate about the advancement and growth of individuals and communities, and the creation of a more interconnected, inclusive and thriving Jewish people.
Rachel is the founder of the Space Torah Project and executive producer of the project’s film which shares the “out of this world” journey of NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman (spacetorahproject.com). She is a mentor to students at the American Jewish University’s (AJU) Jewish Education and Leadership Program. For over a decade Rachel led the Early Childhood Institute of Hebrew College’s Graduate School of Jewish Education. During this time, she initiated and chaired the college’s annual Educators Conference. She also directed the Boston-Haifa Early Childhood Educators Connection. In addition, Rachel designed and led seminars in Israel and the USA for educators and other professionals.
Rachel has published numerous articles about myriad aspects of education and the Jewish ecosystem. She has authored two children’s books: ABC Israel (2012) and The Colors of Israel (2015). Rachel, an Israeli-American, earned her BA from Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and her MJED from Hebrew College (Newton, MA).