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Rabbi Rachel Timoner serves as Assistant Rabbi at Leo Baeck Temple, a 650-household congregation in Los Angeles, where her focus is on social justice, spiritual life, and lifelong learning. She received a B.A. from Yale University and was ordained by HUC-JIR in 2009, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and received numerous honors. From 1991 to 2004 she worked with social justice non-profit organizations, was a Next Generation Leadership Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, was named an Unsung Hero by KQED (PBS), and received the Do Something award for community service. Breath of Life: God as Spirit in Judaism is her first book, an exploration of the relationship between God and ruach in Tanakh.