Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold is the Director of Education and Spiritual Enrichment at Montreal’s Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Canada. She previously served as the Education and Ritual Director at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago, where she was named one of JUF’s “36 Under 36”. Rachel is a founding member of the Orthodox Leadership Project, serves on the editorial board of the JOFA Journal, and is a board member of the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre (BJEC). She received her B.A. in Religion from Boston University and completed the Drisha Scholars Circle. Rachel lives in Montreal with her husband, Rabbi Avi Finegold, and their three daughters.