Talia Bloom

2021-2022 Rising Voices Fellow Talia Bloom

Talia Bloom is a senior at Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts. She is the co-founder of a feminist publication called The NewspapHER at her school, The president of an activism-based theatre company, and co-chair of Own Your Peace, a mental health advocacy organization. She loves dancing at a classical ballet school, competing at speech and debate tournaments, and singing with her acappella group. Talia enjoys leading services and events at her synagogue and in NFTY NE, and spends her summers as a counselor at Camp Young Judaea. In her free time, she loves bullet journaling, watching Disney movies, and blasting Taylor Swift.

Blog Posts

Illustration of Campers Sitting on a Log Side-By-Side

Social Dates, Gossip, and Exclusion: Combating Toxic Hookup Culture and Heteronormativity at My Jewish Camp

Talia Bloom

I'll admit that my time as a camper was sadly tainted with anxiety and self-deprecation as I tried to navigate the toxic culture, and I currently see the same feelings developing in my young campers.

Collage of Illustrated Figures in Front of Asexual and Aromantic Pride Flag Colored Rainbows

What "Be Fruitful and Multiply" Means for Ace and Aro Jews

Talia Bloom

Queerness, asexuality, and aromanticism don't take away our ability to fulfill the mitzvah, "Be fruitful and multiply"; in some ways, they actually open up our world.

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“Good Humans”: Leading a Mini Feminist Revolution as a Camp Songleader

Talia Bloom

Women can add, and have historically added, so much to Jewish culture and faith; I wanted this to be reflected at my camp, starting with the prayer books we read from.

Collage of Michelle Wu standing in front of an orange line train

Michelle Wu: The Power of Community Activism and a Hopeful Future for Boston

Talia Bloom

As I look back on my Jewish feminist foremothers and their respective activist efforts, I see many parallels with Michelle Wu’s work on the Orange Line in Boston.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Talia Bloom." (Viewed on January 28, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/bloom-talia>.