Rachel Raz

Rachel.Raz [at] aju.edu
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    BA from Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

    MJED from Hebrew College (Newton, MA)

    Rachel Raz has extensive experience in the field of Jewish education at all levels. She is an entrepreneur, visionary and consultant. Rachel led the Hebrew College Early Childhood Institute for ten years. During this time, she initiated and chaired the Annual Educators’ Conference. She directed the Boston Haifa Early Childhood Educators’ Connection, a program sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropy (CJP) and the Haifa Municipality, department of early childhood education. Likewise, Rachel designed and led educational seminars in Israel and Boston for educators and professionals. In 2015 she founded the national Jewish Early Engagement Forum (JEEF), a platform to share the state of the field with professionals in the field and inform strategic actions needed to ensure a stronger foundation for young children and their families.  

    Rachel has published multiple articles about early childhood education, education in general, and the Jewish ecosystem. She authored two children’s books: ABC Israel (2012) and the Colors of Israel (2015). Recently she initiated and led the making of the Space Torah film (2020)  - a documentary about Dr. Jeff Hoffman an American Jewish Astronaut (spacetorahproject.com).  Rachel earned her BA from Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and MJED from Hebrew College (Newton, MA).