Allyson M. Zacharoff

  • Country: United States
  • Cohort: IV

During my college years, my research focused on antisemitism in modern Europe, which I used as the inspiration to then transition into interfaith work in the summer of 2012 at the multifaith NYU Center for Spiritual Life in New York City. Growing up as the Jewish child of a happy interfaith marriage also helped inspire me to try to work towards greater peace and respect in the world. I completed my Russell Berrie Fellowship in 2013-2014. Afterward, I moved to New York City to work with the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, a non-profit coalition of religious groups helping refugees. I spent 2016-2017 in Jerusalem as a Conflict Resolution Fellow at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and 2017-2018 focusing on Islam at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut while also working as Coordinator of Operations and Multifaith Strategy for the Multifaith Alliance. I am currently attending the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to become a rabbi. I write about my interfaith life on my blog, Of Christmas and Kreplach.