Rabbi Isaiah Joseph Rothstein serves as Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor at Jewish Federations of North America and grew up in a mixed-race family in the ultra-orthodox community of Monsey, NY. Isaiah most recently served as Rabbi-in-Residence at Hazon: The Jewish Lab for Sustainability. He is the co-founder of the Jewish Youth Climate Movement and Kamochah, a community for Black Orthodox Jews. He served as Spiritual Leader at Carmel Academy in Greenwich Connecticut and as Youth Director at the Young Israel of Stamford. He attended Kushner Yeshiva Highschool, almost two years studying in Israel, Binghamton University, followed by rabbinic ordination and his masters in social work from Yeshiva University. Rothstein is a member of the Schusterman Foundation’s ROI Fellowship and was listed as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36. When he is not working to keep the world safe for democracy, Isaiah is writing a musical about Queen Esther.