Director of Early and Elementary Family Life
Rachel Mylan (she/her) can play guitar, banjo, ukulele, and tambourine, but her real love is turning a group of strangers into a choir. Rachel has spent the past twenty years working in Jewish education, both formal and experiential. She has a BA in Psychology and Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew Union College, and her leadership and teaching experiences include preschool and religious school in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California, where she also served as a songleader in various synagogues, youth settings, and overnight camps. She lived and worked in California until 2017, before returning home to Chicago so that her kids would experience the joy of snow and basements.
Rachel loves group singing, walking in the woods, finding cool rocks, swimming, Mahjongg, snails, and coffee dates.
She lives in Portage Park with her husband, Ari, and their two young children, Mika and Toby.