Dr. Rachael Turkienicz

Rachael Turkienicz, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachael Turkienicz has championed inclusive and accessible Jewish education for more than 40 years, paving the way for a woman’s right to fully engage with all facets of Jewish study. Founder and Director of Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics, she continues to devote herself to building pluralistic, ethically driven communities of learning in Toronto and globally.

One of Canada’s leading Jewish voices, Dr. Turkienicz earned her PhD in Talmudic and Midrashic Studies from Brandeis University. A former professor at York University, Dr. Turkienicz is a frequent guest lecturer, speaker, and media resource. She is a Governor of the Canadian International Peace Project, sits on Toronto’s Christian-Jewish Dialogue and was the first recipient of the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University Person of Distinction Award.