Dr. Rachel Fish


  • Leadership Certificate in Combating Antisemitism: Understanding and Assessing Strategies and Initiatives for Combating Antisemitism


  • PhD, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • MTS, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • BA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC


Dr. Rachel Fish is Co-Founder of the nonprofit Boundless, which seeks to identify and address systemic challenges impacting Israel education. She also serves as Special Advisor to the President for the Antisemitism Initiative at Brandeis University. Previously, she served as executive director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, where she trained the next generation of academics in the field of Israel Studies.

She completed her doctoral degree in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University in 2013. Her dissertation, “Configurations of Bi-nationalism: The Transformation of Bi-nationalism in Palestine/Israel 1920’s-Present,” examines the history of the idea of bi-nationalism and alternative visions for constructing the State of Israel. She has worked as an educator and consultant in various capacities in the Jewish community and higher education, teaching about Zionism and Israeli history at Brandeis University, UMASS Amherst and the Me’ah Adult Jewish Education program. At Brandeis, Fish has taught the Myra Kraft seminar in Israel through the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. In 2015, she held the Rohr Visiting Professorship at Harvard University, where she lectured on modern Israel and received the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence.



  • Co-editor (with Ilan Troen) of Essential Israel: Essays for the Twenty-First Century (Indiana University Press).