Tessa Cooperstein

2022-23 Rising Voices Fellow Tessa Cooperstein

Tessa Cooperstein is a senior at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, California. She was also fortunate to spend last fall at an art school in Napa, California. Tessa has been a CIT at the local JCC summer camp and a madricha (youth counselor) at her synagogue. She volunteers for Days for Girls, an organization that provides sustainable menstrual health solutions to girls who would otherwise miss school during their monthly periods. Over the last few years, Tessa has done service work in Guatemala, such as doing projects with children at an orphanage, delivering bunk beds and stoves to people in rural areas, and providing health education to young women. In her spare time, Tessa enjoys listening to music, doing art, or watching true crime documentaries.

Blog Posts

Collage of torah scroll, tallit fringes, and raised fists on a pink background

With My Tallit, Becoming a Jewish Woman

Tessa Cooperstein

There is a point of tension for me in both being valued in the Jewish community and being devalued by the Torah’s discussion and treatment of women. Owning my own tallit reminded me that I am valued twice.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tessa Cooperstein." (Viewed on April 20, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/cooperstein-tessa>.