Liya Rechtman

Liya Rechtman is a 2014-2015 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Liya graduated in 2014 from Amherst College, and is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., where she is a member of Brooklyn Heights Synagogue.

Earth Day is Coming: Why Should Jews Care?

Liya Rechtman
April 13, 2015

For many North American Jews, Passover marks the "official" start of spring. As the weather warms, many are taking the opportunity to walk instead of drive, breathe some (not totally frigid) fresh air, and explore the world around us. We are also celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22

The Four Children of Climate Change

Liya Rechtman
March 26, 2015

We often talk at the seder about the Four Children: the Wise, the Wicked, the Simple, and the Silent children (or, as the last is often called, the Child Who Does Not Know How To Ask).

The Right to Wear a Kippah in Israel

Liya Rechtman
March 12, 2015

I don’t remember the first time I skimmed my skull with a bobby pin and pushed a circle of knitted white cloth and strands of hair into its metal clasp.