Rachel Raz

Executive Producer of “Space Torah”, and Director, Early Childhood Institute, Hebrew College, Newton MA.

Moderator: Torah in Orbit: Jewish Journeys in Space

Rachel is a consultant, speaker and educator.
Currently she is the Executive Producer of the forthcoming documentary about the life of Jewish astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman and his Jewish journey in space over five space missions, a journey that included the taking of the first Torah scroll to space in 1996 (spacetorahproject.com). 

Rachel works at the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education of Hebrew College (Newton, MA) where she is the Director of the Early Childhood Institute and Chair of the Annual Jewish Education Conference. In addition, Rachel directs the Boston-Haifa Early Childhood Educators’ Connection (a program sponsored by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies - CJP).

Rachel serves on the Israeli American Council (IAC) advisory committee of KESHET.  She is a board member of UMass Amherst Hillel and the author of the children's books, ABC Israel and The Colors of Israel. Rachel has a BA from Bar-Ilan University, and MJED (Master of Jewish Education) from Hebrew College.