Rachel "Bluth" Rosenbluth is a Rabbi, entrepreneur, traveller and bridge builder, ordained in 2019 from Beit Midrash Har-El, Israel's first orthodox rabbinical program to ordain women. Her ordination began with a global and culturally immersive travel leading her to Sufi sheiks in Rajasthan, indigenous tribes in the Philippines, ecological communities in Mexico, and yoga ashram in southern India. She was elected to a standing commission of Religions for Peace, a multi religious global network, working with the UN.
Bluth is a senior contributor to Living Jewishly, sharing and curating creative Jewish content. Recently, she produced the Soul Brew program for Elul. She is a certified yoga teacher from the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram.
Bluth was the founder and Program Director for Achvat Amim Ruchani, a five month volunteer program in Jerusalem, engaging with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She completed the IPCRI program 'Women Entrepreneurs Leading Change', promoting female empowerment and economic access as a basis for Israeli Palestinian peace building. Bluth facilitates retreats and workshops with practitioners around the globe, including high holiday services with Beth Tzedec in Toronto; Jewish meditation and nature retreats in Israel and the US, with Moishe House; and Design Thinking with the GIBS Business School in Bangalore, India.
Bluth makes hand crafted botanical Judaica art and Ketubahs. She founded TLV Seaside Shabbes, led Kabbalat Shabbat on the beach, and a weekly Jewish Meditation shiyur at Studio Naim in Jaffa. 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 grew up in Toronto and graduated from McGill University with a double major in International Development Studies and Buddhist Philosophy. Bluth worked as the Director of Education for Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs in Toronto, and had valuable experiences doing environmental field research in East Africa, and volunteering on sustainable farms in Israel and in Kenya.
Bluth loves to listen to peoples stories, craft meaningful Jewish spiritual experiences, and feels at home everywhere and anywhere in our world.