Rabbi Ilana Schachter

Rabbi Ilana Schachter is the Director of Community Building at Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York. For the past seven years, Rabbi Schachter has worked at Hillels across the country. As a rabbi and community builder, Rabbi Schachter fosters relationships, interfaith cooperation, and the pursuit of social justice rooted in faith through Jewish texts, values and rituals. She was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she also received a Master’s in Hebrew Letters, and she received her AB with honors in Comparative Literature and Judaic Studies from Brown University.

My Trip To Guatemala: Lessons of Justice that Inspire Action

Just Thought is a series of essays from AJWS applying Jewish wisdom to the pursuit of tikkun olam today. Drawing upon Jewish history, Torah sources and the latest headlines, we plumb pressing questions about human rights and global justice from a Jewish perspective through monthly essays by noted scholars, activists and AJWS staff. Last month, …

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