It is a busy week for Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America's Director of Education and Outreach.
New York Jewish Week just named her as one of their "36 Under 36" honorees on their annual list of the best and the brightest young Jewish visionaries and innovators.
Jewish Week's Julie Wiener wrote: "Kahn-Troster, whose career goal is nothing short of 'saving the world and teaching Jews,' is the lead organizer for Rabbis for Human Rights North America’s campaigns against slavery/human trafficking and U.S.-sponsored torture...'I feel like my work is very patriotic,' she said, adding that through her activism she hopes to see the U.S. better adhere to its ideals."
A few minutes from now, Rabbi Kahn-Troster will be a special guest, on the BBC's "World Have Your Say" radio show. She will be answering questions about "what is justice" reflecting on the death of Osama bin Laden, torture and other pressing moral issues. You can listen to the broadcast live over the internet from 1 to 2 pm EST today at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/index.shtml.
Then next week, Rabbi Kahn-Troster will be traveling to the Vatican where she will be a featured speaker at "Building Bridges of Freedom: Public-Private Partnerships to End Modern Day Slavery," a conference sponsored by the American Mission to Holy See. The conference will look at how collaboration between NGOs and the public sector can strengthen the fight to end human trafficking. Rabbi Kahn-Troster will address the critical role of faith communities in combating slavery. She will be posting regular updates about the conference to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed, so stay tuned.
Mazel tov to Rabbi Kahn-Troster on all of her accomplishments!
To learn more about Rabbis for Human Rights-North America's work combating U.S.-sponsored torture and the scourge of human trafficking, please visit our website at rhr-na.org.