Rachel plans to bring her keen insight to expand the reach of programming that connects Jews and Muslims in America and abroad. Rachel plans to explore with her participants various themes, including religion and gender, religion power and human rights, living as a religious minority, conflicting historical narratives, and art as a means of religious and political expression, and will ultimately work to foster mutual understanding and highlight the key values and challenges between the faith-based communities.
Rachel is a religion reporter and interfaith activist. Her articles on the intersection of religion and gender have been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Tablet Magazine, among others. She has been actively working across religious lines in various capacities for years and is excited to be able to continue that work in the JewV’Nation Fellowship.