Posted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles on July 25, 2012:
Rachel Fleischer got involved with the Jewish Federation in 2009, initially joining the Entertainment Council. She quickly found an inspiring sense of community there. In 2011 Rachel was accepted into EILI, an entertainment leadership program through the Federation. Rachel also sits on the Social Action Committee for YALA and is passionate about using her skills and time to make the world a better place.
Rachel is an activist in the fight against homelessness. She uses her skills as a director, writer, actress, musician and photographer in her fight. Fleischer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Film at The USC School of Cinematic Arts. After graduation, she began work on her first feature film, the award-winning documentary WITHOUT A HOME. The film chronicles her personal experiences documenting the lives of the homeless in her native city. Last month Fleischer’s film screened at The Arclight in Hollywood where she helped raise more than $50,000 for Hollywood 4WRD, an organization whose goal is to end homelessness in Hollywood in ten years.
In keeping true to her activist roots, Fleischer, launched a digital campaign called “What Can I Do?” to raise awareness and compassion about homelessness through art and social action. Fleischer’s Huffington Post Blog features articles and videos which discuss homelessness and offer information and tools to help others become more informed and compassionate about the issue.
Follow Rachel on Twitter @rachfleischer to learn more about Fleischer’s film WITHOUT A HOME or purchase a copy, please visit the film’s website www.withoutahomefilm.com or find the film on Facebook & Twitter.
Find out more about Fleischer’s digital campaign What Can I Do? www.whatcanidocampaign.org Stay up to date with the campaign and find out what you can do by following them on Twitter and Facebook.
View the original blog post at the Jewish Federation’s Young Adults of Los Angeles page.
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