Rachel Margolis, RJE, is a graduate of Cornell University and has a joint masters in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. After serving as the Director of Education for University Synagogue in Los Angeles, Rachel helped write curriculum and re-envisioned youth involvement and teen learning for family schools, Religious Schools, synagogue day camps and retreats at Temple Israel of Hollywood, Temple Emanu-El Dallas, The Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah in Kansas, and Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC. Rachel has also served as the Executive Director of Community Midrasha, a community Hebrew High School in Durham, NC, where she led and implemented a strategic plan to create a complete turn-around of the school.
When not working with synagogue communities, Rachel is one of the co-chairs of the HUC-JIR Schools of Education Alumni Association and the co-team leader of the Communications Team for the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. She is the wife of Rabbi Ari Margolis, of Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills, IL and has three daughters, Laila, Adaya and Eliora.
Workshop 3: "Engaging the Whole Family in Learning"