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Rachel Fish

Rachel Fish

Rachel Fish is associate director of the Schusterman Center. She completed her doctoral degree in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University in 2013. Her dissertation, "Configurations of Bi-nationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism in Palestine/Israel 1920's-Present," examines the history of the idea of bi-nationalism and alternative visions for constructing the State of Israel. She has worked as an educator and consultant in various capacities in the Jewish community and higher education, teaching about Zionism and Israeli history at Brandeis University, UMASS Amherst and the Me’ah Adult Jewish Education program. At Brandeis, Fish teaches the Myra Kraft seminar in Israel through the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. In 2015, she held the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, where she lectured on modern Israel and received the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Executive MA in Jewish Professional Studies

PhD Brandeis University
MTS, Harvard University
BA, The George Washington University


Co-editor (with Ilan Troen) of Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century (Indiana University Press).

Research interests

Israel Education


The Role of Israel in Jewish Life