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Rachael Fried, Executive director at JQY, an organization that supports LGBTQ youth

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Rachael is executive director at JQY, an organization that supports LGBTQ youth from

Orthodox homes. Rachael is committed to ensuring that the voices of Jewish female identifying and LGBTQ individuals are heard and celebrated; at JQY, she has devoted herself to building the organization’s impact, reach, sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity.


Rachael received her MSW in Community Organizing from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, an MFA from Parsons School of Design in Systems Design for Social Change, and a B.A. in Studio Art from Yeshiva University, where she served as president of the Stern student body and a Presidential Fellow.

A lifelong Jewish camper, she was Division Head, Program Director, and finally Director of Operations at Camp Nesher. Rachael is a Schusterman ROI Community Member, a Ruskay Institute


Fellow, and a Wexner Field Fellow. She was also one of The Jewish

Week’s 2017 “36 Under 36.”


As a visual artist, Rachael can be found painting

MonsterHearts — fantastical creatures that address taboos and reduce stigma and biases.


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