Rachel Gross-Prinz is currently a Rabbinical/Masters in Education student at HUC-JIR, a Wexner Graduate Fellow and Rabbinic student intern at Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previously, she served as student Rabbi at Temple B’nai Israel in Kokomo, Indiana and as Jewish Community Foundation Fellow at Adath Israel Synagogue (Cincinnati), and the Interfaith Hospitality Network, where she created a comprehensive curriculum for volunteers regarding faith-rooted service to people experiencing homelessness and the structural issues of poverty. Prior to this, as Recruitment Coordinator and Program Associate at AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Rachel significantly increased applicants to the organization’s programs, staffed the founding team of a national initiative to engage young adults in Jewish social justice work and participated in the creation of new pathways for community building and engagement among hundreds of AVODAH Alumni. Prior to this, Rachel was Program Officer at the Jewish Outreach Institute where she led trainings on diversity and inclusion at Jewish summer camps, consulted with synagogues regarding the barriers to entry for participation in their communities and coordinated The Mother’s Circle, a program in 40 cities for women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children. Rachel enjoys bike riding, kitchen dance parties and spending time with her husband Noam and children Amiel and Pele.
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