Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. She engages audiences worldwide through innovative presentations built around the stories, poems and songs of Israel’s best writers. Her thought-provoking talks open a window onto Israeli society, inviting listeners
to engage with the country and its history in new ways.
From the early days of the Covid 19 pandemic, she created a learning community of hundreds of participants worldwide who engage in studying Hebrew poetry and literature on Zoom numerous times a week. All these lectures were recorded and are accessible on this site.
Until 2008 Rachel was the Academic Director of Distance learning programs at The Jewish Agency for Israel, Department of Education. Born in Israel, she served in the I.D.F as an officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the I.D.F delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa
University with a PhD in Jewish education. Rachel was the head of the JAFI delegation to Canada. (1985 to 1988) This is when she became involved with Jewish education worldwide; creating and implementing in-service training programs for educators, writing educational materials, counseling and teaching.
Rachel is familiar, through many visits, with the Jewish education communities of the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Since 1990 she has invested a lot of her time and energy in helping the emerging Jewish schools of Hungary. Rachel teaches at Israel’s well known learning centers such as The Hebrew University, Pardes and the Shalom Hartman Institutes as well as in numerous Jewish communities worldwide.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys scuba diving in the amazing coral sites of the Red Sea and the cenotes of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Rachel is also a foodie and loves cooking and baking Hungarian, Israeli and other types of meals. She is a very active grandmother of eight grandchildren who all live in Israel.