Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

Director of Programs, T'ruah

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster is the director of programs for T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. She directs campaigns on slavery and human trafficking, torture and solitary confinement and bigotry against American Muslims. She is a noted speaker and writer who educates the Jewish community about human rights abuses that occur in our own backyards and mobilizes people to take action.

Rabbi Kahn-Troster directs T'ruah's signature "Tomato Rabbis" campaign, which is the Jewish community's support of the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to bring human rights and better wages to the workers of the Florida tomato industry.

She serves on the board of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Her writing has appeared on CNN.com, the Forward, the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, and in many other publications. She was named to the Jewish Week's 2011 "36 under 36" for her human rights activism, and she serves on the board of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Rabbi Kahn-Troster was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Sessions:

Not in My Backyard! Exposing and Combatting Modern-Day Slavery in Our Communities

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