FINDING SHARED PATHS FORWARD
LIVING OUR VALUES
"Rachel has a way of walking the line to both agitate with authority and credibility and still make people feel that she is one of them."
Rabbi Joshua Caruso, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
I consult, lead workshops, speak publicly, and guest lecture classes on diversity, equity and inclusion, implicit bias, white privilege and racism, and also on finding common ground on divisive culture issues. My clients include but are not limited to nonprofits, private corporations and law firms, schools, boardrooms, universities, houses of worship and community centers. I tailor my work to my unique clients and audiences.
I have published pieces and given talks on topics ranging from white privilege and racism to common ground and work family balance. My work is grounded in personal narrative and infused with the wisdom of scholars, writers and educators who have thought deeply about the topics at hand.
What can I do for you? I engage my audiences where they are, whether they are non-profit employees, government workers, law firm partners and associates, school teachers, members of a house of worship or university students. Read more about what I have brought to my clients' communities.
I am currently consulting, running workshops, giving speeches and facilitating conversations about implicit bias, and also racism and white privilege at nonprofits, law firms, government entities, universities, public and parochial schools, houses of worship, and community centers. I have also written about white privilege and racism, including Uncovering My White Privilege on Yom Kippur, Flawed But Determined: Becoming a White Supporter of Racial Justice, and my most recent piece Why I am Atoning for Racism.
I have spent much of my career finding paths forward on divisive culture issues. I recently served as the Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC), the Reform Jewish Movement's Washington, DC office. From the RAC, I ran interfaith campaigns on a number of social justice issues, including gun violence prevention, immigration reform, paid sick and family and medical leave, and LGBT equality.
Before the RAC, I directed the Culture Program at Third Way, a Washington, DC progressive think tank specializing in understanding and reaching moderates. There, I launched the "Come Let Us Reason Together" Initiative, which mobilized evangelical Christians and progressive activists to work together on divisive social issues. I also helped draft the first-of-its-kind common ground abortion bill to be introduced jointly by a pro-life and pro-choice member of Congress. I am a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.
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