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Ranit has been a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation for over 10 years. She served in the inaugural SEA Change cohort, which seeks to identify and address issues of diversity and equity within WHC and to work side-by-side with communities of color to address racial inequity.
Professionally, Ranit has worked for more than 25 years at the intersection of communications, policy, and advocacy as a lead strategist and spokesperson in the Executive Branch, in Congress, and in the advocacy world. Today, as president of Schmelzer Strategies, she advises non-profit organizations, universities, and foundations on comprehensive communications strategies. She serves on the board of Impact100 D.C. and the Advisory Council of Fair Chance.
Ranit and her husband Adam Krinsky live in Bethesda. Their children, Colin and Jenna, became b’nei mitzvah at Temple, participated in confirmation, and served on the WHECTY Board.
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