כל מקום שיש משפט יש שלום
Wherever there is justice, there is peace
- Derekh Eretz Zuta
My experience as a community organizer and advocate guide my approach to social change. Working in coalitions, I build relationships around common goals, at times across lines of difference. Jewish wisdom about how our communities can support society’s most vulnerable inspires this work.
As a Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center, I worked with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition and immigrant-led groups to lobby members of Congress to pass the Dream and Promise Act. We also combatted refugee/asylum issues such as detention, the Travel Ban, and Remain in Mexico. I currently help coordinate Park Slope Jewish Center's involvement in HIAS campaigns.
An emerging voice on gender equity, I was privileged to speak on a U.N. Women panel about young women of faith's response to COVID-19. My published writing covers topics including elevating underrepresented voices, sexual ethics in Jewish spaces, and gender and Jewish ritual. An advocate for reproductive justice, I am developing new Jewish content on abortion access with NCJW.
In my role as Rabbinic Fellow at Park Slope Jewish Center, I support synagogue members advancing anti-racism work, both internally to the synagogue and in coalition across Brooklyn. I organize with clergy across the city as part of Tirdof: New York Jewish Clergy for Justice.
While at T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the Religious Action Center, I did research and writing on corporate responsibility as it relates to human trafficking. I also integrated Jewish texts and secular holidays in additional writing about human trafficking.
Whether engaging with local interfaith coalitions in Texas to coordinating local, national, and global conversations among faith leaders as Program Coordinator of the Milstein Center for Religious Dialogue, I believe justice work is best done together.
Having lived in Jerusalem and Haifa and spent time in the West Bank, I care deeply about Israel and those who live there. I am committed to making sure Jews with a range of relationships to Israel feel welcome in Jewish spaces and supporting the human rights of Palestinians and Israelis.