Meet the Community Connectors

CJP is excited to introduce our Community Connectors, a new team of professionals who will support young adults in the community as they map their Jewish journeys. Community Connectors will build relationships, connect people with one another and with the community, and help others deepen their Jewish experience. They’re waiting to hear from you!

Caleb Alemany was born and raised in the heart of the Berkshires in scenic Pittsfield, MA. He began his Jewish journey as a camper and later as a staff member at Eisner Camp. Caleb completed his undergraduate degree in history at The University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 2015. He got his first taste of life in Boston while serving as the Assistant Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Shalom of Newton. After two years at Temple Shalom, Caleb decided to further his education and understanding of the Jewish communal landscape. He joins CJP having recently completed a master’s degree in education and human development, with a focus on experiential education and Jewish cultural arts, at George Washington University. He has extensive experience in service learning and community outreach. In his free time Caleb enjoys cooking good food, climbing on rocks, skiing on slopes, watching sports, and connecting with friends both new and old. 

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Rachel Zylberfink hails from Evanston, IL and grew up as an active member of the Jewish community in Chicago. She graduated from Solomon Schechter Day School and Chicagoland Jewish High School (now Rochelle Zelle Jewish High School), attended Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute every summer, and spent most evenings in high school at BBYO events. Rachel attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she studied Hebrew and Judaic cultural studies and international studies, spent much of her time fundraising for Dance Marathon, and never stopped cheering for the Wolverines despite their lackluster football performance. After graduating, Rachel moved to Madison, WI to work in healthcare IT, but ultimately realized her passion for Jewish communal work. She most recently served as the Director of Engagement for the University of Wisconsin Hillel. She brings her extensive experience of peer-to-peer engagement and grassroots programming on campus. Rachel moved to Boston this summer with her husband, AJ, and their puppy, Lucy. When not buying coffee for young adults or playing with her puppy, Rachel spends her time cooking, photographing, eating delicious food, seeing her favorite bands in concert, and binge watching The Office.

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