About Our Rabbi

Rabbi Rachel Dvash Schoenfeld (Rabbi Rachel) is CBTBI’s spiritual leader. She brings spiritual, intellectual and pastoral guidance to our congregation. Rabbi Rachel shares warmth and a love of Judaism with CBTBI. She is available to meet the pastoral and lifecycle needs of our congregation.

Rabbi Rachel lives in Collingwood, with her husband Dan, and two young daughters, Fay and Nora.  She loves coffee (even instant) and exploring South Jersey. Rabbi Rachel is a soferet (Torah scribe) and trained mediator. She is passionate about making the world a better place through kehillah (community), tikkun olam (world repair) and tzedakah (sharing resources).

Rabbi Rachel was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2005.  Since then, she has served congregations including most recently Shir Hadash, in Newton, MA.  She has also been an education director at a humanist congregation, Kahal Braira, and a campus rabbi at Hampshire College.

Rabbi Rachel began as CBTBI’s rabbi in January 2019, and since then, one of her goals has been to get to know all CBTBI members and prospective members.  Reach out – she would love to get to know you.  You can reach Rabbi Rachel at info@cbtbi.org, or at 856-589-6550 x4.

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