Rabbi Rachel Isaacs (Waterville)

Rabbi Rachel Isaacs is the Dorothy “Bibby” Levine Alfond Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and the Director of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life at Colby College. She also serves as the spiritual leader of Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, Maine. In 2014, Isaacs was named one of America’s “Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Daily Forward, and in 2016, she was chosen to deliver the final Hanukkah benediction of the Obama administration. Isaacs graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College where she also served as her class graduation speaker.