Jennifer Blumenfeld

Jen is a Bay Area native who has always engaged in the Jewish community from a position of lay leadership. From helping build the foundation of the Mission minyan and carrying it forward, to membership committees and pre-school outreach at her synagogue, Jen focuses her free time to building Jewish community. She has a background in fashion design and business and currently leads business development for a chocolate store on San Francisco’s Pier 39. Jen is deeply committed to Hasidah’s mission after having lived through the pain of infertility and understanding first-hand the enormous financial burden it causes and the socio-emotional side effects. Jen believes that there is no greater gift you can give someone then helping them to become a parent.

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Rabbi Idit Solomon

Rabbi Idit Solomon is the founder and CEO of Hasidah. Her background spans from corporate America, accounting and technology to Jewish summer camps, synagogue boardrooms and executive leadership. She previously served as the head of the Department of Jewish Education and Identify at the Columbus Jewish Federation where served for a period as the head of their Community Relations Committee . Rabbi Solomon also worked for the Ohio State University Hillel as the campus rabbi.

Prior to becoming a Jewish professional, Rabbi Solomon was a systems analyst specializing in accounting and worked for a large corporation as well as for a privately held company. She holds a B.S. in Applied Science from Miami University and earned her Master’s of Jewish Education and ordination from HUC-JIR in Los Angeles.

Rabbi Solomon has served on boards and committees of numerous organizations including synagogue boards , Columbus, Jewish Day School, Agudas Achim chevra kaddisha, Columbus Board of Rabbis, and several Interfaith coalitions. She is also the co-founder of a Rosh Hodesh group in Los Angeles and Minyan Nedava in Columbus, Ohio.

Rabbi Solomon founded Hasidah with her husband after experiencing years of infertility and recognizing that no organization existed to address the need for awareness, network navigation and financial assistance for all Jews. Her experiences working in Jewish pastoral care settings, developing community change initiatives, and serving in leadership and executive roles inspired her to put her skills towards what she believes to be a most worthy goal: providing people with needed resources to manage experiences of infertility and helping them to build Jewish families.

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Rachel Sisk

Rachel Sisk is the Kehilla Relationship Manager (KRM) for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism in the Pacific Southwest and Northern Pacific Regions. A seasoned Jewish professional, Rachel has expertise in education and training, program and leadership development, and project and grant management.

Throughout her career, Rachel has put her skills to work for numerous Jewish organizations and denominations across North America, where she has passionately engaged with countless individuals, families, organizations and communities to strengthen Jewish life experiences. Rachel previously served as the director of an innovative consulting initiative at AJU’s Graduate School of Education. Additionally she worked for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) as a Regional Director of Informal Education and was the original Director of Family Education at the Central Agency for Jewish Education in Miami, FL. Rachel has also been offering “Jewish Personal Training” through a unique concierge coaching service that she founded more than 15 years ago.

Rachel has been published in several books, anthologies, journals and newspapers including both authorship and editorial roles in the URJ’s innovative Sacred Choices and Packing for College curricula.

A native of Los Angeles, Rachel holds a B.A. from UCLA, an M.S.W. from USC, an M.A. from HUC-JIR and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from the University of Judaism, now American Jewish University (AJU).

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