Rabbi Rachel Maimin grew up in Lenox, Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French from the University of Pennsylvania. After being ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, she served as Assistant Rabbi for three years at Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joins North Shore Synagogue as Associate Rabbi in July 2016.
As a rabbinical student, she served congregations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Brampton, Ontario. She was the rabbinic intern at Woodlands Community Temple and at Congregation Kol Ami, both in White Plains, New York. Rabbi Maimin was also privileged to work as a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Eugene Borowitz, as a rabbinic intern for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and as a chaplaincy intern at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is honored to have spent three years as a Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinical Fellow, and was ordained in 2013.
Through work on her thesis project, Rabbi Maimin discovered a love for meditation and other Jewish spiritual practices. She also is a proud Yankees fan, movie lover, avid reader, and tennis player.