Rachelle Palley, Executive Director

Rachelle Palley

Executive Director


Rachelle's employment at Olam Tikvah began as religious school teacher in 1978 and along the way in her career at the synagogue she held many positions; pre-school teacher, B'nai Mitzvah tutor, Religious School Principal and her present position as Executive Director. In her present position she helps in every aspect of synagogue life. From speaking with potential members to holiday celebrations, and helping families with life cycle events.

In the community Rachelle taught part-time at Gesher Jewish Day School, was pre-school camp director at the JCCNV Camp Achva and was chairperson of the Greater DC Principals Council. She also served on the committee that initiated Federation's Israel Quest program to subsidize teen travel to Israel. Rachelle's goal as Executive Director is to help make Olam Tikvah a warm and welcoming community.