Rabbi Rachel Gartner has served as the Director for Jewish Life at Georgetown University since 2011.  She is the author of numerous opinion pieces appearing in The Huffington Post, The Hill, and The Washington Post, and in national Jewish justice media.  Recent television appearances include CNN and Local Fox 5.  Rabbi Gartner is a co-chair of the national board of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and a co-author of Moving Tradition’s nationally acclaimed, Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing Sourcebook.  In the late 90s’ early aughts, Rabbi Gartner trained, worked with and then served as the Interim Artistic Director for TOVA: Theater of Witness.  She produced multiple performance pieces with TOVA.  Rabbi Gartner is a fellow of the distinguished cross-denominational Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellowship of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, NYC, the Cooperberg Rittmaster Rabbinic Fellowship of Congreagation Beith Simchat Torah, and the Pardes Rabbi as Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Community of Practice. She has a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Conflict Resolution Center, Richmond, IN.  Rabbi Gartner was ordained with awards in Spiritual Motivated Social Action, and Practical Rabbinics from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2002.