Rabbi Rachel Cowan currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality – with a major focus on clergy renewal for rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators. Prior to this job, she served as the Director of the Jewish Life and Values Program of the Nathan Cummings Foundation for 14 years. She was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1989. She and her late husband Paul Cowan wrote Mixed Blessings: Marriage between Christians and Jews. She lives in Manhattan and is a passionate grandmother of Jacob Pablo and Tessa Margalit.