Rachelle Weiss Crane is a native New Yorker who has been in Dallas, Texas, since 2001. Rachelle has a BA from Barnard College and an MBA from The Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She graduated from the Melton School in Dallas in 2005 and became the PEP Director in Dallas in 2006. She has been Melton Director in Dallas since September 2008. In addition to her Melton and other adult education responsibilities, Rachelle is Producer of both the Dallas Jewish BookFest and Jewish Film Festival of Dallas. Israel Engagement is also part of her portfolio at JCC Dallas. Rachelle has been involved in Jewish education for much of her adult life. She is currently Vice President for Adult Learning and Music, Arts and Culture at Temple Emanu-el Dallas, the largest Reform congregation in the southwestern United States. Rachelle serves on the advisory board of ADL Texoma and on the North American board of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). Rachelle and her husband Paul live in north Dallas.
Adina Weinberg; Jewish, Cultural, and Outreach Coordinator.
A Dallas, Texas native, Adina Weinberg attended the American Jewish University in Los Angeles where she earned her BA in Jewish Studies and in Literature, Communication, and Media. She participated in the Kesher Chadash program in Jerusalem through the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she became certified in Israel education. She recently returned to Dallas and started at the JCC as the Jewish, Cultural, and Outreach Coordinator. She assists with programs such as the Dallas Jewish Film Festival and Book Festival, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, and a new initiative known as the J on Wheels.