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About: Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz
Full Name Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz
Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz
Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz is a native Washingtonian who earned her bachelors degree from Brown University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been working professionally in the Jewish communal field for over a decade with a focus on leadership training and professional development. Rachel lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two young children, who give her tremendous joy and a serious run for her money.

Posts by Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz:

  • Mar 11 2014
    Mommy, Will You Die?

    “Mommy, are you going to die?”–My 3.5-year-old daughter as we drove to lunch. “What do you mean?”–Me, buying time. “Are you going to die like GaGa Marilyn died?” My mind raced. What did that child psychologist say when I went … Continue reading


  • Sep 23 2013
    On Losing My Mother & The Lesson of “And”

    It all started with a Groupon. I had bought it months earlier for a mani/pedi and massage at a favorite salon. As I do with every Groupon, I didn’t use it until I realized it was about to expire and … Continue reading



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