Eisendrath Legislative Assistant

Rachel Klein (she/her) grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan as a member of LabShul. She recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Organizational Studies and minors in Political Science and Music. Rachel also spent a semester abroad at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as a fellow on the Nachshon Project. At Michigan, Rachel served as a Serve the Moment intern, Engagement Intern, and Mitzvot Fellow at the University of Michigan Hillel, where she worked to bring together her passions of Jewish programming and social justice. Rachel also interned for Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) in her Ypsilanti field office and on a few congressional campaigns, where she learned the impact her work could have on real people and communities. Rachel loved spending her last 13 summers at URJ Camp Harlam. This past summer, Rachel was a supervisor of the Gesher (Counselor in Training) program, working with 17-year-olds to develop their leadership skills.

Rachel is excited to bring her passion for Jewish social justice work to the RAC. Her legislative portfolio includes immigration, LGBTQ+ equalityrefugeeshate crimesseparation of church and state, and education.

Latest by Rachel Klein

World Refugee Day 2022

Rachel Klein
June 17, 2022
Every year on June 20, we honor the resilience and courage of refugees and celebrate their contributions to our communities and to our entire nation. The best way to honor and celebrate refugees is by taking action to make the U.S. a more welcoming place for those seeking safety.

Pride 2022: Celebrating and Fighting for LGBTQ+ Equality in June and Beyond

Rachel Klein
May 27, 2022
In the story of creation, the first story we read in the Torah, we learn that every person is created b'tzelem Elohim - in the holy image of God (Genesis 1:27). Discrimination against any person arising from apathy, insensitivity, ignorance, fear, or hatred is inconsistent with this fundamental belief. It is this principle that guides that Reform Movement's advocacy for LGBTQ+ equality.

Modern-Day Plagues of Injustice and Inequality

Shayna Han
Israel Harris
Lillie Heyman
Rachel Klein
Jacob Greenblatt
April 1, 2022
On Passover, we recount the Ten Plagues that were put upon the Egyptian people. While acknowledging the ancient plagues, we invite you to also incorporate into your Seder an accounting of some of the "plagues" and injustices that afflict our present-day society.