Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D. serves as the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions and President’s Scholar at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and, in her capacity as Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought & Ethics (Blended Track) in Cincinnati, teaches in the areas of rabbinic texts, theology, modern Jewish thought, liturgy, and gender. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York in 1995, Sabath earned a doctorate in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she wrote her dissertation on the covenant theology of Eugene Borowitz. Sabath has directed national and international leadership study programs for rabbis and lay leaders of all denominations at the Hartman Institute and CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. She is a Wexner Foundation graduate alumna and served Congregation Shirat HaYam on Nantucket Island seasonally for twelve years. The co-author of two books, Preparing Your Heart for the High Holidays and Striving Toward Virtue, Sabath has published numerous articles on Jewish peoplehood, theology, Israel, and gender. She is currently engaged in editing an anthology of feminist Jewish thought along with Professor Rachel Adler of HUC-JIR’s Los Angeles campus.