Rachel Margolis, RJE

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Rachel Margolis, RJE (she/her) is an Associate Director of Congregational Innovation and Education at the Union for Reform Judaism. She works with congregational leaders to inspire change, depth and meaning in communities. She advocates for the role of learning, family engagement, and education champions in congregational life. Rachel 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. Rachel is past chair of the HUC-JIR Alumni Leadership Council and serves on the HUC-JIR board of governors. She lives outside of Chicago, IL.

Israel: A Toolkit

Rachel Margolis, RJE
At the URJ, we aim to provide you with timely tools you can use in your congregations and communities. In this moment, we know that resources for discussing and understanding Israel are more important than ever.

Responding to Antisemitism: A Toolkit

Rachel Margolis, RJE
Since the attacks on October 7, antisemitism has increased exponentially throughout the world. On North American college campuses, students are facing antisemitism at an alarming rate. Here are five tips designed to help you keep your community secure and support your families during this unprecedented time.

Staying Connected with Our Loved Ones Even When we Disagree 

Rabbi Toby Manewith
Rachel Margolis, RJE
Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel on October 7th and Israel’s ongoing response has stirred emotions both within and outside the Jewish community. Over the next weeks, as family and friends gather for holiday celebrations, there may be differences of opinion. Here are a few tips from Jewish sources to help maintain loving relationships while disagreeing.

Showing Congregational Educators That You Value Their Work

Lisa Langer, RJE
Rachel Margolis, RJE
Just like some of the employees that are spotlighted in Undercover Boss, congregational educators do work that is critical, yet often underappreciated and undervalued for their impact on the community and their role in vibrant congregations.