Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster Director of Programs, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster is the Director of Programs for T'ruah. 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. An expert on labor trafficking, she spearheads the successful partnership between T'ruah and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, inspiring rabbis to join the fight against slavery and for dignified work and better wages in the Florida tomato industry. She also leads T'ruah's campaign to end mass incarceration in the United States, with a focus on prohibiting prolonged solitary confinement. Her writing has appeared on CNN.com, the Forward, the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, and many other publications. Rabbi Kahn-Troster was named to the Jewish Week's 2011 "36 under 36" for her human rights activism, and was profiled by both the Jewish Week and the Jewish Standard for her anti-trafficking work. She is a member of Rabbis Without Borders and serves on the board of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

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