Rebecca Benoff is a Rabbinical student at HUC-JIR. She is currently serving as the Rabbinic intern at Beth Tikvah in Columbus, Ohio and previously she served as the student Rabbi for a small community in Bryan, Texas and in Kokomo, Indiana. In the Cincinnati community, she was a fellow at the Mayerson JCC and has been teaching religious school at Wise Temple. Prior to HUC, Rebecca served as the Executive Assistant at the Edlavitch DCJCC and was the youth director at Etz Hayim in Arlington, Virginia. Rebecca grew up outside of Philadelphia at Shir Ami, where she was an active member of her temple and regional youth group. She attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC where she studied Psychology and Judaic Studies. In her spare time, she loves hiking, traveling and cooking.