Rachel Roth, COO, American Conference of Cantors
Rachel Roth has worked full time in the Jewish Nonprofit world since February 2002. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the American Conference of Cantors and has been with the organization since July 2007. Since joining the ACC, Rachel has overseen the restructuring of their convention operations, their affiliate musician organization, and most recently, the acquisition of Transcontinental Music Publications.
Prior to joining the ACC, Rachel served as Executive Director of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El of Plantation, Florida. While at Kol Ami, in addition to daily operations of an 1,100 family congregation, Rachel oversaw several construction projects and the merger of the oldest Reform congregation—Temple Emanu-El—with her home congregation—Kol Ami—in order to preserve the legacy of the Reform Movement in South Florida. Rachel has been a member of the National Association for Temple Administration since 2002. Prior to her nonprofit career, Rachel was part of the Randstad Staffing company facilities team and the Hewitt Associates defined benefit contributions communication team.
Upon returning to Chicago in 2007, Rachel returned to her roots in the Chicago-area Jewish Community. She and her husband, Jonathan, are active members of Temple Chai in Long Grove, Illinois. A graduate of Indiana University, Rachel is an active member of the Journalism School's alumni association. Rachel is thrilled to be adding her graduation from the Spertus Institute’s Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program to her biography. A certified open water scuba diver, she lives in Suburban Chicago with her husband, Jonathan, where she also serves as a resident trustee on her police department pension board.