Rachel Saphire, Associate Rabbi, has served Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, Massachusetts, since she was ordained from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati) in 2009. Her accomplishments at Temple Beth Elohim include creating a thriving community of Families with Young Children, reimagining the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process, forming a diverse Israel Connection Team, initiating a community of 20s-30s, transforming family and youth worship and ritual experiences, and organizing TBE’s social justice initiatives to be a national leader in the Jewish community. Rabbi Saphire finds time for other passions such as spending time with family, volunteering with interfaith organizations, playing sports, watching ESPN, cooking, crafting, and writing. Rabbi Saphire and her husband, Doug, live in Needham with their two children, Ella and Oren. They are grateful to be a part of the Temple Beth Elohim community.