Rachel "Bluth" Rosenbluth is a newly ordained Rabbi, dedicated to building meaningful and engaged Jewish communities, through torah based wellness. She lives in a plant filled home in Jaffa.
Bluth received Smicha from Beit Midrash Har'el in Jerusalem, the first coed ed orthodox rabbinical program in Israel.
She is the Program Director for Achvat Amim Ruchani, a five month volunteer program in Jerusalem, engaging with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She also makes hand crafted botanical Judaica art and Ketubahs.
Bluth leads Kabbalat Shabbat on the beach in Tel Aviv, alternative High Holiday services at Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, a weekly Jewish Meditation shiyur at Studio Naim in Jaffa, Shabbat Retreats in nature, and loves to bring people together for sweet-spirited Jewish gatherings around the globe.
Bluth grew up in Toronto, attending Bialik Hebrew Day School and CHAT, as well as Camp Solelim. She graduated from McGill University in 2012 with a double major in International Development Studies as well as East Asian Religion. While at McGill, she was an active member of the Ghetto Shul. Following university, Bluth worked as the Director of Education for Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs in Toronto. She worked as an educator for Nesiya, a unique pluralistic summer trip in Israel. Over the past few years, she has studied at Yakar, Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo, Pardes, Mechon Hadar and Matan Women’s Institute for Torah Studies.
Bluth has had valuable experiences doing environmental field research in East Africa, and volunteering on sustainable farms in Israel and in Kenya, including Chava V'adam, Kibbutz Lotan and Badilisha Eco Village. Through these experiences, she developed an interest in community-based development, sustainable food systems and personal growth.
Bluth strives to learn Torah, think deeply and critically about the world, and create spiritual Jewish experiences for personal growth which heals world around us.