Adina Gerwin

2022-23 Rising Voices Fellow Adina Gerwin

Adina Gerwin is a senior at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York. She spent her junior year living in Hamburg, Germany as a Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Fellow. Adina is a contributing writer and editorial board member of the youth-led international interfaith magazine KidSpirit. She also co-leads her high school interfaith club and is involved in the peacebuilding organization Seeds of Peace. She has published articles with KidSpirit, JGirls Magazine, and Fresh Ink for Teens, and was a Bronfman Fellow this past summer. Adina loves playing with her dog, studying Talmud, listening to music, and going on long walks. 

Blog Posts

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Dancing Into a Feminist Future

Adina Gerwin

The idea that Miriam will dance with us to repair the broken world paints an image of a world in which change is actually achievable. How beautiful is the thought that we can advocate for a world that swirls with gender equality?

Topics: Prayer, Ritual, Dance
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Reclaiming "Like a Girl"

Adina Gerwin

I had to ask the question a 2015 Always ad poses: "why would I let ‘like a girl’ stop me?" Acting like a girl works, and is not something I need to be ashamed of.

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Confronting the Mechitza in Hamburg

Adina Gerwin

At the Hamburg synagogue, I found myself in a place literally built to go against the foundational egalitarian principles my Judaism had always been about.


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