Rachael Brill

Rachael Brill

Rachael Brill (she/her) has worked at the URJ since 2012 and is currently the Director of North American Operations & Growth, Israel Immersives. In this role, Rachael oversees recruitment and growth strategy for the URJ’s teen Israel programs. She previously served as the URJ’s Associate Director of Camping, helping to oversee 15 overnight camps across North America. Prior to coming to the URJ, Rachael worked as the U.S. Manager of Recruitment and Community Outreach at the Nesiya Institute, a six-week Jewish teen summer program in Israel. She has a deep love for Israel and studied for a semester in Tel Aviv during college, staffed multiple Birthright trips, and has returned over a dozen times for both work and pleasure. Rachael grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.A. in political science from Tufts University. After living in New York City for nearly a decade, Rachael recently relocated to Memphis with her husband and their goldendoodle, Abbey Road. In her spare time, Rachael is a competitive sailor, avid rock climber, runner, and hiker.

Discovering Israel Beyond Its Borders

Rachael Brill

Growing up in rural Massachusetts, Judaism held a much different context in my life than it does now. Until college, I did Judaism, mimicking the motions of being a "good Jew." I didn't combine milk and meat in my house because my father told me not to.