Bridging religious difference, working for social change
I generally introduce myself as a rabbi and professor who works at the intersections of sacred texts, culture, and ethics. But no one can be encapsulated in a short set of descriptors.
I'm also an interfaith activist, a mother, an environmentalist, an empath, a pragmatist, and a perfectionist. A feminist. An anti-racist. Creative, assertive, intuitive. A bridge-builder, game-player, and movie-crier. A lover of people, dogs, and being near beautiful bodies of water. Sharing this small part of my story, I invite you to think about how we might work together.
Dangerous Religious Ideas
Reveals how faith traditions have always passed down tools for self-examination and debate, because all religious ideas--not just extremist ones--can cause harm, even as they also embody important moral teachings.
Rabbi Rachel Mikva's closing remarks at Parliament of the World's Religions.
Michelle Alexander, J.D., author of "The New Jim Crow" speaks in a conversation hosted by Rabbi Rachel Mikva.
Reflecting together on human nature, the climate crisis, and the necessity of hope.
Rabbi Betsy Torop, Central Conference of American Rabbis
Ideas and texts come alive while learning with Rachel; I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Rev. H. Scott Matheney, Dean of Religious Life, Elmhurst University
Her knowledge and presentation captured the imagination of all that evening, and we are looking to her return in the future.
Rabbi Daniel Gropper, Community Synagogue of Rye NY
You’ll walk away from your time with Rachel with your thoughts provoked, your mind expanded and new questions raised.
Dr. Dean Phillip Bell, President, Spertus Institute
Rachel Mikva is a master teacher and a remarkable presenter. She is a thoughtful public intellectual with the skill to address many of the most pressing issues of today in a diverse array of contexts and for many different audiences.