Rachel Weinstein White

Executive Director & Founder
Rachel Weinstein White wears a lot of hats. Part entrepreneur, part management consultant, and Mama to her three boys, Rachel created Fig Tree in 2015 after not being able to find a Jewish education program that resonated with her family. Prior to founding Fig Tree, Rachel built a successful consulting practice catering to clients in EdTech and other emerging technologies. Before that, Rachel spent 15 years in various senior roles at Yahoo!, WebMD, IDT, and Accenture. (Creating and heading Fig Tree has been, by far, her most rewarding professional experience to date!) Rachel is active in several non-profit and charitable organizations, and is currently the Board Chair at Little Essentials. Rachel has a BA in English Lit from Vassar College. In her (admittedly limited) spare time, she enjoys the beach, all things food/ wine related, and is a voracious reader. Rachel lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn with her husband and three sons. 

Amy Amy Benarroch

Assistant Director, Education & Programming
Amy first began her teaching journey teaching English in an Arabic speaking school and holds a Masters in Teaching ESL from Tel Aviv University. Since moving to New York, Amy has worked as a Jewish educator in New York at Central Synagogue, Town and Village Synagogue, Hannah Senesh Community Day School and helped launch a video-based Israel curriculum for children. She is a proud board member of Emma's Torch, a restaurant that empowers refugees through culinary education. What she loves most about Judaism is its connection to social justice and is currently working on a micro-giving platform that connects the Jewish community to lesser known nonprofits called Righteous Crowd. When she's not working in Jewish education she is spending time practicing yoga and navigating life as a new mom in Brooklyn! She lives with her husband and daughter in Carroll Gardens.


Fig Tree Teaching Staff