Rabbi Rachel Rudis Bovitz is the Executive Director. She previously worked as Melton’s Chief Strategy Officer for the previous two years. From 2007-2010, Rachel served as the founding director of the Conejo/West Valley Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Southern California which she and its founder built as a consortium of 12 synagogues, schools and community organizations. Rachel has taught as an adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at American Jewish University, been a passionate student and teacher of the spiritual practice of Mussar through The Mussar Leadership Program, and served as the Director of Millennial Engagement at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rachel was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism (now, American Jewish University) with distinction in Talmud.