Rachel Landis

Rachel Landis

Rachel Landis (she/her) is from New York City and grew up at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side. She graduated cum laude from Brandeis University where she studied Politics, Economics, and Art History. While at Brandeis, Rachel wrote her thesis on the changing relationship between women elected to state office and reproductive health care legislation. She also was involved in activism and the arts on campus. Rachel also spent much of her college career serving as the National Policy Director for Generation Ratify, the youth organization working towards the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Rachel was very involved with the Reform movement growing up, spending nine summers at URJ Camp Harlam (including one as a staff member) and serving on the regional board of NFTY-NAR during her senior year of high school. While attending the RAC L'Taken seminar several times throughout high school, Rachel became passionate about the connections between Judaism and social justice and has always strived to connect the two wherever she can. Rachel's legislative portfolio includes reproductive health and rights, gender equity, and partnership with the Women of Reform Judaism. She will serve as the inaugural Linda Rae Sher Legislative Assistant, supported by the generous gifts of friends of Linda Sher and Women of Reform Judaism.

Meet the 2023-2024 Eisendrath Legislative Assistants

Ellen Garfinkle
CJ Wechsler Sánchez
Noé Granados
Sammy Angelina
Rachel Landis
We are thrilled and honored to introduce ourselves as the 2023-2024 Eisendrath Legislative Assistants ! Our cohort brings a wealth of diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences to our roles. We are united by a shared dedication to advancing the URJ's vision of peace and wholeness, justice and equity, and belonging and joy.