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Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster (she/her) is ICCR's Executive Vice President, working with faith and values based investors to catalyze their assets for social change. She serves as the primary internal manager for the organization, and partners with the CEO in developing and implementing the organization's overall vision and strategy.
Before joining ICCR in 2021, Rachel spent nearly fourteen years at T'ruah: The Rabbinical Call for Human Rights, most recently as Deputy Director. 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. She first came to T’ruah in 2007 to organize against U.S-sponsored torture in the war on terror. She initiated campaigns against human trafficking and forced labor, to end solitary confinement, to fight against mass incarceration, and for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories. Rachel is the original #tomatorabbi, having spearheaded T’ruah’s critical partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Florida. Rachel lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her husband, Dr. Paul Pelavin, and their daughters Liora and Aliza.