Rabbi Heather Renetzky

Director of Congregational Engagement

Rabbi Heather Renetzky joined the Mount Zion team in July 2024. She was ordained as a rabbi from Hebrew College in Newton, MA with a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies. In her role as Director of Congregational Engagement, Rabbi Renetzky will focus on three key priorities of Mount Zion’s strategic plan—deepening Jewish living and learning, fostering engagement and belonging, and repairing our world.

Prior to working at Mount Zion, Rabbi Renetzky served as Student Rabbi at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, MA and as a rabbinic apprentice with the Center for Small Town Jewish Life in Waterville, ME. She trained as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN and at Hebrew Senior Life in Boston, MA and is passionate about offering an empathetic listening ear to all. Rabbi Renetzky is a graduate of Macalester College and began her professional Jewish career as the Program Coordinator for J-Pride, which brings together the Twin Cities LGBTQ community. Rabbi Renetzky is a strong believer in the healing power of homemade chocolate chip cookies. You can often find Rabbi Renetzky at the farmer’s market, swimming laps, or curled up with a book.