RWRN was founded by sisters Chaplain Rachel Weingarten and Chaplain Rebecca Weingarten MSc.Ed, MFA, who on an individual basis have been volunteering within their own communities for years before realizing there was a larger need to be met.
Rachel is an internationally recognized award-winning author, culture journalist, speaker, and advocate. Her writing has appeared in The Week, CNN, Fortune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and many more. Rachel is also a certified chaplain and the third edition of her book “Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year,” will be issued in late 2023. Rachel is also a marketing and trends strategist who’s worked with global brands and is widely quoted in the media/appears on morning television sharing her thoughts and predictions on current trends.
Rebecca is a corporate consultant setting up career transition, information management systems and education coaching programs for individuals and teams. She’s a former Bloomberg administration executive who was manager and director of a joint New York City and New York State citywide inter-agency project. Rebecca also was a teacher trainer and program developer for a joint CUNY/NYC Department of Education alternate intervention dropout prevention program.
The sisters credit their parents with inspiring them to a lifelong commitment to helping others.
Several of our projects including databases and the launch of one of RWRN’s first educational products, Project HEARD: Holocaust Education, Activism, & Resource Database were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.