I Am Rabbi Rachel
Rabbi Rachel Short is an independent Rabbi located on the Big Island of Hawai’i here to serve YOU!
Rabbi Rachel is proud to serve ALL Beings in ALL ways. Offering unique and transformative services cultivated by The Divine, she is here to serve all people, all places — Big Island of Hawai’i, all of the Hawaiian islands, and beyond.
Spiritual Counseling. Holistic Healing. Speaking Engagements. Reiki. Reiki Trainings. All Life Cycle Events. Weddings. Funerals. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Baby Namings. Grief and Bereavement Support. Pet Funerals. Moon Ceremonies. Yoga. SUP Yoga. Yoga Teacher Trainings. Jewish Ritual. Crystal Healing. Sacred Ceremony.
+ so much more…
Rabbi Rachel Short
Ordained as one of the youngest female Rabbis in the world, Rabbi Rachel Short graduated Magna Cum Laude in only three years from the University of Missouri with degrees in Interpersonal and Public Communications and English. She then went on to find her calling as a Holistic Healer, Reiki Master Teacher, certified Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Leader and AromaTouch Practitioner. After being called by The Divine, she began pursuing the Rabbinate while in Israel, where she studied with many Rabbis including the founding Rabbi of the Kabbalah Center in Tzfat. Rabbi Rachel, on a mission to modernize Judaism and connect all Beings with the Sacred, often raps her sermons and includes yoga, self-healing and meditation into her services. She is also fortunate enough to chair the Hawai’i County Board of Ethics and serve on the boards of Hawai’i Care Choices (formerly Hospice of Hilo), Hawai'i Island United Way, Interfaith Communities in Action, Hawai'i Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Kilauea Hui, and the Hawai'i Island community at large. She was recently deployed to Maui following the Lahaina fires as Red Cross Spiritual Care Supervisor. You can often find her surfing, swimming with her daughter or dolphins, or practicing Yoga on her Stand Up Paddleboard, when she isn't being of service to her community.
Rabbi Rachel prides herself on helping others find a nourishing sacred spiritual connection. Her journey has been nothing short of biblical, and she will continue to follow The Divine blindly, knowing that trusting and surrendering to What Is, IS the only way. Her commitment to community and consciousness is authentic and invigorating. Whether she is officiating life cycle events, holding space during counseling, facilitating Reiki trainings, working with youth, speaking to a group, you will be grateful that Rabbi Rachel is now a part of your life.