Barbara Weinstein is the Religious Action Center’s Associate Director. She directs legislative policy and helps guide the many aspects of the RAC’s social justice work. 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 public policy issues including civil rights, economic justice, immigration, the environment, human rights, and more.
Before joining the RAC in 2002, Barbara worked in the U.S. House of Representatives. She began her career on the staff of Representative and Democratic Caucus Chair Vic Fazio and later served as a legislative advisor to Rep. John F. Tierney. 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.