Leah Berkenwald

Leah Berkenwald was born and raised in Northampton, MA, where "The coffee is strong, and so are the women."  As such, she was a feminist and equal rights activist straight out of the womb. She is particularly passionate about reproductive rights and sex education, despite her father's wish that she do something less controversial like "save the whales." Leah draws strength from the memories of her grandmothers - two incredible Jewesses with some serious attitude. After three years as JWA's Social Media Specialist, Leah moved on to Wentworth Institute, where she coordinates Wellness Education. You can read her blog at www.leahbee.net

Blog posts

  • Was Gertrude Stein—currently the focus of major exhibitions currently in Paris and Washington, D.C.—actually a Nazi sympathizer?

  • Last week, Amy Klein bemoaned the arrival of religious Hanukkah viral videos in the Forward.

  • Extremist Ulta-Orthodox groups in Israel are trying to erase images of women from public space.

  • A post on Reddit's TwoXChromosomes is bringing attention back to the wage gap and the role that salary negotiation can play.

  • Back in October, eJewishPhilanthropy ran an article by Leo Margul joking about a "Jewish update" to the Apple iPhone's auto

  • Leah Wolff-Pellingra is the winner of our contest to rename the History Makers series with her suggestion, "Women of Valor." As it ha

  • In response to the police crackdown on Occupy protests across the country, thousands of people assembled with renewed energy at Occupy Wall Street on November 17th, dubbed the Occupy Wall Street Da

  • Today we're kicking off a third round of #jwapedia, JWA's campaign to tweet the online version of Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

  • This month, the folks at the Jewish Women's Archive and its blog Jewesses with Attitude are honored to host the November Jewish Book Carnival.

  • Next Monday: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be speaking with Diane Sawyer in her first public interview about the shooting.

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