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Barbara Weinstein: Biography

Barbara Weinstein is the Religious Action Center's Associate Director. She directs legislative policy and oversees the RAC's Eisendrath Legislative Assistant program - a one year fellowship for recent college graduates focusing on Jewish values and social justice. Barbara is also the Director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, a joint body of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism and its affiliates that seeks to apply the insights of Jewish tradition to domestic and foreign issues including human rights, world peace, civil liberties, religious freedom, famine, poverty, as well as other major societal concerns.

Before joining the RAC in 2002, Barbara spent five years working in the U.S. House of Representatives. She began her career on the staff of former Representative and Democratic Caucus Chair Vic Fazio (D-CA) and later served on the staff of Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA). While on Capitol Hill, Barbara's public policy portfolio included women's rights, civil and human rights, and the environment.

Raised in Montreal, Barbara is a long time resident of Washington, DC. She holds a M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal.