Rachel Friedrichs

Rachel Friedrichs came to Jewish education as someone who loves to learn Torah, enjoys the challenge of breaking down complex ideas and finds connecting to people through ideas and tradition meaningful. Rachel holds a BA in intellectual history from Brandeis University and an MA in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University; she is an alumna of the sixth cohort of the Pardes Day School Educators Program. Rachel has taught Tanakh, Rabbinic literature, Jewish history and Hebrew language to students ranging from sixth grade through adulthood at a variety of different institutions in North America and Israel, including the Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School (Phoenix, AZ), Young Judaea Year Course (Jerusalem), Yeshivat Hadar (NYC) and most recently Gann Academy (Boston, MA). She also taught English in Gujarat, India for a year and is a certified yoga instructor. Currently, Rachel is the Coordinator of Pedagogical Support at the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, where she works to create professional development opportunities for day school teachers across North America. Rachel lives in Modiin (Israel) with her husband and two sons.