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Eden Olsberg

2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow Eden Olsberg
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Eden Olsberg, 2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow

Eden Olsberg is a senior at Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, Massachusetts. At school, she is involved in Model UN, Israel advocacy, and peer mentoring. Outside of the classroom, Eden enjoys reading, cuddling with her dog, and keeping up with the news, as well as with the Kardashians. She is bubbling with excitement to be a part of the Rising Voices Fellowship this year. 

Blog posts

Logo for The Bachelor

Is "The Bachelor" Here for the Right Reasons?

It’s late Monday evening. I’m snuggled up on the couch in my living room, popcorn rapidly flying into my mouth. My eyes are glued to the TV screen in front of me. I can’t look away from the scene of a handful of girls and one guy bouncing around the beach on some exotic island. It’s Bachelor time.

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Kylie Jenner

King Kylie’s Kloset

There’s nothing wrong with making a lot of money. Honestly, I admire Jenner and her family for building up their empire from scratch, and becoming a modern-day royal family. And, as Kylie is only about two years older than me, I can only dream of what it would be like to be so successful at such a young age. However, I think what shows a lot about a person’s character is how they use their money. 

2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow Eden Olsberg at her Bat Mitzvah

Her mouth opens with wisdom, and words of loving kindness are on her lips

Laws, tradition, and God are words that typically come to mind when you think of Judaism. In my Bat Mitzvah parsha (Torah reading), Lech Lecha, these words are relevant, but not the ones that stuck out to me.

Anita Pollitzer (cropped)

Looking Back to the Future

But I don’t want to be silent. After all, it’s not silent women who get stuff done, it’s an explosion of nasty women. So, in thinking about how to move forward and stand my ground, I look to the past. I look to a woman who got stuff done. I look to Anita Pollitzer.

2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow Eden Olsberg Snapchat

Strongly Undecided

Every morning when I wake up, I immediately open the New York Times app on my phone to read the morning briefing to which I’m subscribed. I’m instantly informed of worldwide events from the past 24 hours. Then, I scroll through my Facebook feed and find out what my friends think about these same topics.

2016-2017 Rising Voices Fellow Eden Olsberg in Tsfat (Cropped)

A Pluralistic Girl in a Non-Pluralistic City

As a vocal feminist, you might expect me to get upset at various sites in Israel, such as the Kotel, because women are not treated equally to men. On the contrary, I tend to forgive these characteristics that go against my personal values, and instead embrace the spiritual and Jewish aspects to which I can connect. However, I broke this trend on a Shabbat trip to Tsfat, one of the holiest cities in the country with one of the most observant populations. 

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Eden Olsberg." (Viewed on March 29, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/eden-olsberg>.

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