Rachel Schonwetter

Koret is a driving force for progress and positive change in Jewish communal life locally, in Israel, and abroad. It is a privilege to strategically partner with our grantees in this impact-driven work.

Rachel Schonwetter

Program Officer

Rachel joined the Koret Foundation in 2018 and supports Koret’s Jewish grantmaking portfolio.

Prior to Koret, Rachel served as the assistant director of community engagement at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, focusing on strengthening the community through relational engagement and programming. Rachel earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California School of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Jewish nonprofit management from the Zelikow School at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to her graduate studies, Rachel worked as a case assistant at Goodwin Procter LLP in Washington, DC.

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Rachel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in history and religious studies. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Cary, and regularly volunteers as a peer counselor at Empower Work, a chat line to support healthy workplaces.


Thoughts & Opinions | Dec 2022

To sustain our JCCs for years to come, vote with your feet

“The institutions we depend on to connect Jewishly are now depending on us to show up and rekindle those feelings and experiences of community that were lost.” In this op-ed originally published in the J, Weekly, Koret’s Rachel Schonwetter shares why it’s time to show up for our local JCCs, and what we can do.