University Series- Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster
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April University Series: Spiritual Enrichment
April 13th- Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster
Organizations for Social Responsibility and Human Rights
Organizations for Social Responsibility and Human Rights: The work of T’ruah, The Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Guest Bio: Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster (she/her) is the Executive Vice President at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), working with faith and values based investors to catalyze their assets for social change. Until late March, she was the Deputy Director at T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, where she was the lead strategist on T’ruah’s human rights campaigns and headed the organizing and training of more than 2,000 rabbis and cantors. Ordained in 2008 from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was a student activist and leader, she is a noted speaker and writer on Judaism and human rights. She first came to T’ruah in 2007 to organize against U.S-sponsored torture in the war on terror. She initiated campaigns against human trafficking and forced labor, to end solitary confinement, to fight against mass incarceration, and for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories. Rachel is the original #tomatorabbi, spearheading T’ruah’s critical partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida, and leading Jewish community in worker-led campaigns for corporate accountability, a partnership that continues at ICCR. Rabbi Kahn-Troster serves on the board of the Alliance for Fair Food, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her husband, Dr. Paul Pelavin, and their daughters Liora and Aliza.
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