Rachel Chang (she/her) is a Jewish songleader, prayer leader, and youth educator, and she’s excited to be returning to Limmud this year as the K-1 teacher and a songleader/t’filah leader.
Previously, she has led music and prayer in numerous different communities, including at the Temple Sinai religious school in Saratoga Springs, NY, and at Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains, NY. Rachel has also been involved with A Queer Nigun Project, co-facilitating nigun circles within the queer community, as well as at the Manhattan Detention Center.
Outside of her work in Jewish settings, Rachel studied music and psychology at Skidmore College, and she is currently a graduate student in Drexel University’s Music Therapy and Counseling program in Philadelphia, PA. She is also an intern in Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s music therapy department in Manhattan, NY.
As a queer and mixed-race Asian Jew, Rachel knows the value of constantly both embracing and questioning what it means to be Jewish, and she also knows the value of being in an inclusive community that supports these goals and identities. She’s happy to be back at CBST, where she hopes to help young students to develop their own meaningful relationships to Judaism.