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Not Your Average Grandma

Many people view grandmothers as sweet, docile old ladies, whose sole purposes are to bake cookies and knit sweaters for their grandchildren. While it’s true that my Grandma Brenda does greatly enjoy spoiling and feeding her grandchildren, there’s so much more to her story.

Tina Grimberg

Tina Grimberg has focused her rabbinic career on empowering women and fighting domestic violence.

Miri Gold

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Rabbi Miri Gold, photo courtesy of Miri Gold.
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Rabbi Miri Gold, photo courtesy of Miri Gold.

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Finding My Place

When the second half of 8th grade arrived, I was faced with what my 13-year old self believed was the most important decision I would ever have to make in my entire life. I had to choose a youth group to join. Even though Denver has fewer options than most cities, I was still overwhelmed by my choices. 

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Rising Voices 2015-2016 fellow Gabi Cantor leaving for an NCSY trip to Israel
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Rising Voices 2015-2016 fellow Gabi Cantor leaving for an NCSY trip to Israel

Gabi Cantor Leaving for a Trip to Israel

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Rising Voices 2015-2016 fellow Gabi Cantor leaving for an NCSY trip to Israel
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Rising Voices 2015-2016 fellow Gabi Cantor leaving for an NCSY trip to Israel

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Tina Grimberg

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Rabbi Tina Grimberg. Photo courtesy of Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto.
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Rabbi Tina Grimberg. Photo courtesy of Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto.

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Alina Treiger

As the first woman rabbi to be ordained in Germany since the Holocaust, Alina Treiger has cultivated the kind of progressive Judaism that had been the pride of German Jews before World War II.

An Interview with "White Walls" Author Judy Batalion

A scholar, writer, and comedian, Judy Batalion has a knack for finding the humor in family. As the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Batalion grew up in Montreal with her parents, a younger brother, and a house that was overflowing and chaotic with the results of her mother’s aggressive collecting. With insight and kindness, Batalion's book traces her messy origins, the complicated relationship between being a daughter and mother, and how to live with humor and authenticity in the world, and within our families.

Dare to Dance Together: 1940, 2011, and Today

Tony nominated playwright Elizabeth Swados raised our consciousness; she opened our eyes and dared us all to dance. Swados gave much to the world: theater, the gift of herself, one who constantly seeks truth and justice, and a strong female leader. Liz Swados also impacted my life in a very personal way- she taught me the meaning of community. 

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