Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman is director and co-founder at Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning, a center for pluralistic, multidisciplinary and integrated Jewish study and practice taught through reflective manner. Rebecca is a communal Jewish educator in the Chicago area and has taught in a variety of Jewish educational settings, including the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School for seven years, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicagoland Jewish High School, Chicago Jewish Day School and a variety of freelance workshops.
She currently serves as the education vice president at her partnership minyan, where she coordinates all educational programming, and she recently finished her tenure as president of her minyan. Rebecca received a BA in Jewish Studies from Princeton University, a M.Ed. from DePaul University, and a MA from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago with a focus on modern Jewish thought and the philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig.
Upon graduation from college, Rebecca spent a year doing community organizing on the west side of Chicago while also leading Jewish environmental backpacking trips, which combined her passion for social action and her love of Jewish teaching. She lives in Skokie with her husband and her three children.