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Rachel Roth has worked full time in the Jewish Nonprofit world since February 2002. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the American Conference of Cantors and has been with the organization since July 2007. Since joining the ACC, Ms. Roth has overseen the restructuring of their convention operations, affiliate musician organization, acquisition of Transcontinental Music Publications, and the launch of J-License.com.
Prior to joining the ACC, Ms. Roth served as Executive Director of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El of Plantation, Florida. She has been a member of the National Association for Temple Administration since 2002. Prior to her nonprofit career, Ms. Roth worked in the for-profit world as a regional construction and facilities manager for a staffing company and the Hewitt Associates defined benefit contributions communication team.
Upon returning to Chicago in 2007, she reconnected to her roots in the Chicago-area Jewish Community. She and her husband, Jonathan Roth, are active members of Temple Chai in Long Grove, Illinois. A graduate of Indiana University, Ms. Roth is an active member of the Journalism School's alumni association. In 2014, Ms. Roth completed the Spertus Institute’s Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies program. A certified open water scuba diver, she lives in Suburban Chicago with her husband and their Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chance.