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My Bubbe Marches and Pickets

Sometimes a single event can define who a person is. For my grandmother Gloria Fischel, that event happened early in her life, before she even started school, yet went on to dictate the cause to which she has dedicated her adult life. 

Where in the World is Lorraine Basson?

When I think of a strong Jewish woman in my life, my grandmother, Lorraine Basson, immediately comes to mind. I admire my grandmother for so many of her traits: her passion, her love for her family, her intelligence, her sense of style, her chicken noodle soup recipe, her sophistication, her honesty, her boldness, her fearlessness, but one trait stands out in particular: her love of travel. 

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.

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. 

Gabi Cantor Leaving for a Trip to Israel Cropped

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Rising Voices 2015-2016 fellow Gabi Cantor leaving for an NCSY trip to Israel
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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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Knesset Member Stav Shaffir

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Stav Shaffir, the youngest female Knesset member in Israel's history.
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Stav Shaffir, the youngest female Knesset member in Israel's history.

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Marwa Sayed, a Leader in the Community

Marwa Sayed was the first Hijabi I ever met. I was a freshman in high school and she was a junior. A force to be reckoned with, she terrified me. She had strong convictions for equality and justice from which she did not back down. I served on student council with her at Boston University Academy (the high school we both attended) for two years, and during that time she led the charge to abolish the dress code and to establish gender neutral bathrooms. 

Hannah Szenes, 1944, cropped

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Hannah Szenes in a Hungarian army uniform as a Purim costume, 1944.
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Hannah Szenes in a Hungarian army uniform as a Purim costume, 1944.

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