Rabbi Rachel Timoner, co-founder and member of the board, is the senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim, a synagogue based in Brooklyn, New York.
She helped to launch RAC-NY and Reform California, two statewide efforts to bring Reform Jewish values to bear on core issues of our times, such as immigration, affordable housing, and racism. In November 2016, Rabbi Timoner, in cooperation with City Councilmember Brad Lander, founded #GetOrganizedBK, so that thousands of Brooklyn neighbors could help to protect human rights and democracy in the Trump years. In addition to serving on the board of the New York Jewish Agenda, Rabbi Timoner is a fellow in the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative of the Shalom Hartman Institute, a T’ruah chavera and Human Rights Hero honoree, and serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the New York Board of Rabbis, the UJA-Federation of New York, and the International Council of the New Israel Fund.
Rabbi Timoner holds a B.A. from Yale University, and a rabbinical degree from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.