Rachel Kasten

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Rachel Kasten is a graduate program coordinator at NC State University. She previously worked as an educator in a number of URJ congregations, including Temple Sholom (Vancouver, BC), Temple Beth Am (Pinecrest, FL), and Isaac M. Wise Temple (Cincinnati, OH). She and her family are members of Beth Shalom in Raleigh, NC.

Mental Health and Spirituality

Rachel Kasten
July 6, 2021
I glance at the empty box of tissues next to my bed. Worn out from weeping, I am clawing my way back from the most severe depressive episode I’ve had in years and am finding comfort in an unlikely place: our sacred texts.

Be Fruitful & Recognize

Rachel Kasten
August 22, 2012

Despite being a Jewish educator, I have never felt a strong, personal connection to our sacred texts.