Rachel Sherman Director of Religious School
Rachel joins Congregation B’nai Israel after serving as the Director of Youth Programming and Engagement at Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. Additionally, she worked as the New York Field Manager at OneTable. During her time at OneTable, Rachel brought more than 30,000 young adults to Shabbat dinner tables. Following her passion for classroom education, Rachel also worked as an educator at Congregation Rodeph Sholom (CRS) in New York City. While at CRS, she taught and piloted curricula on Judaism in pop culture, “how to argue Jewishly,” and Jewish cooking. There she also led service-learning trips to New Orleans.
Rachel received an MA in Jewish Education from the William Davidson School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) with field studies at the Jewish Museum in NYC. She holds BAs in Jewish Studies and Ethnomusicology/Folklore from Indiana University-Bloomington. Upon completing her BAs, she worked and interned at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.
Rachel maintains a passion for Israel, museums, and travel. She grew up in New Jersey, where her parents served as local restaurateurs and dedicated lay leaders for 18 years at Congregation B’nai Israel of Basking Ridge, NJ.
Rachel and her fiancé, Jared, recently moved to Boca Raton with their adorable dog, Simon.