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Dr. Rachel Fish

Scholar Warrior

Hineni (Here I am). Where are you?

When there is animosity directed towards marginalized members of our community, we reach out with genuine concern and empathy. We say Hineni, ‘Here I am’. I now find myself asking, where are they?


Education Not Slogans

As the tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continue to increase, I’m inundated with requests to provide people (middle school age to adulthood) with resources. I have put together a curated list of materials to provide framing for unpacking what we are seeing playing out in the region.

Navigating Complexity

Parents and teens have reached out to me asking how to talk about the current crisis. Here are my thoughts.


In 2021 Dr. Rachel Fish co-founded the nonprofit Boundless, a think-action tank partnering with community leaders across North America to revitalize Israel education and take bold collective action to combat Jew-hatred. Dr. Fish also serves as Special Advisor to the President for the Antisemitism Initiative at Brandeis University in Higher Education and K-12 Leadership. She is also an associate research professor at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. In addition, Dr. Fish teaches Israeli history and society at The George Washington University as Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Previously, Dr. Fish was the executive director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. Rachel also served as senior advisor and resident scholar at the Paul E. Singer Foundation in New York City and executive director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, where she trained the next generation of academics in the field of Israel Studies.

Her dissertation, “Configurations of Bi-nationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism and Palestine/Israel 1920’s-Present,” examines the history of bi-nationalism and alternative visions for constructing the State of Israel. 

Rachel has served on the faculty at Brandeis University, Harvard University, and The George Washington University. She has written articles for several publications in the mainstream press and academic journals and co-edited the book “Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century.” She is a frequent speaker in various Jewish community forums and beyond.


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