Our Education Director

Education Director Rachel Goldberg is a multi-passionate and creative educator, entrepreneur, and community organizer. She is currently a student in the Rabbinical Ordination Program at Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal in Philadelphia. She holds a teacher certification in Secondary Social Studies Education with Middle School Endorsement and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa, where she majored in History and minored in Sociology. 

Goldberg has a wide range of experience in Jewish organizations, education, spirituality, and wellness. Most recently, she has served as a leadership fellow and group facilitator at Mishkan Chicago, leading prayer, preparing original drashes, and designing and facilitating group programs. She worked as educational program administrator and site director at the largest child care provider in the country, implementing proprietary enrichment curriculum at six schools. She has also served as the director of youth programs and youth advisor at an area synagogue, and has ten years of experience as site director of the City of Evanston’s Young Artist Project, a summer arts program for youth.

In the field of wellness, Goldberg is a Reiki Master Teacher, a Japanese healing art that promotes health and well-being. She founded Access Your Body Wisdom Incorporated in Evanston, Illinois, where she designs and delivers integrative wellness courses for busy professional women. She also co-founded a company that produces and markets free educational broadcasts in the field of Reiki.

She can be reached at (847) 498-8218 or educdirector@shir-hadash.org.

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