Stefanie Rhodes [Executive Director]
Stefanie is a network weaver who has spent the last 12 years working in Jewish philanthropy. Most recently, she ran the Annual Fund at the JCC Manhattan where she started the first JCC Giving Circle to benefit JCC programs. She also spent 9 years working at the Jewish Funders Network, where she ran the Younger Funders programing and was the founding Director of the Foundation Professionals program. Stefanie is excited to be marrying her passion for community building, innovation and Jewish life in her role as Executive Director of Slingshot.
Stefanie holds a BA in Journalism and a Certificate in Jewish Studies from Indiana University. She also has a Certificate in Jewish Philanthropy from Yeshiva University. She is married to Hue, and together they have two spunky and wonderful children.
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Rachel Hodes [Director of Community Experience]
Rachel Hodes is a native New Jerseyean, a current Brooklynite, a lover of Netflix original programming, and an avid cycle and yoga enthusiast. She attended Rutgers University where she received a BA in Political Science and New York University where she received a MPA in Non-Profit Management and a MA in Judaic and Hebraic Studies. Rachel previously worked at UJA-Federation of NY in a variety of capacities and was a founder of the Moishe House Murray Hill. Rachel is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow and a member of the ROI Community.