Rebecca Blady is a freelance writer and digital media consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with highest honors in Politics and Journalism. At Brandeis, Rebecca served in numerous editorial positions on The Justice newspaper and as president of her campus Chabad. She also taught journalism to high school students at Genesis at Brandeis.
After college, Rebecca lived in Israel, where she taught and mentored at-risk youth, focusing on Ethiopian-Israeli populations in Ramla and Jerusalem. She also worked in Kiev, Ukraine, creating and facilitating “Yoga Day,” a program for young women to learn about Jewish values of physical and spiritual health. Prior to becoming a full-time student at Yeshivat Maharat, Rebecca worked in documentary film production as a producer and project manager.
Rebecca has done extensive research on theories of nationalism, completing an award-winning honors thesis on how contemporary Poland can morally take responsibility for its role in the Holocaust. She has also studied at Drisha and the International Center of Photography.
A proud granddaughter of four lively and loving Holocaust survivors, Rebecca advocates for a united global Jewish narrative and every individual Jewish story. Her writing can be found at http://rebeccablady.wordpress.com.