Raysh Weiss

Dr. Raysh Weiss holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. In 2006-2007, she was a Fulbright Ethnomusicology Scholar in Germany, researching the post-war European Klezmer Renaissance; an excerpt from her MA thesis will appear in the forthcoming Germanic Studies anthology entitled "Three-Way Street: Germans, Jews, and the Transnational" (University of Michigan Press). During her years as a graduate student in the Twin Cities, she founded and led the Uptown Havurah and now is honored to serve as a Member-at-Large on the National Havurah Committee's Board of Trustees. Raysh is currently a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she met her fiancé, fellow rabbinical student and musician extraordinaire Jonah Rank.

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