Rachel Cohen actively participates in the Jewish community. In fact, Rachel is a Jewish community leader. In addition to serving as a member of our Women’s Advisory Board, she served as the founding chair of the Birthright Alumni Advisory Committee for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington DC and participated in and led Birthright trips to Israel. Now, Rachel serves as the Director of Young Adult Initiatives at the Schusterman Family Foundation. But, she also sang in her church’s choir and is part of a family of United Church of Christ ministers and missionaries.
Rachel, like more than half of Jewish young adults, has one parent who is Jewish and one parent who is not. She essentially represents the dynamic of the Jewish future. And thanks to Birthright Israel, Rachel (who attended the very first Birthright trip) was able to connect to Judaism and the Jewish community.