Eleanor Harris

Photo of Eleanor Harris, in front of a tree wearing a grey shirt and overalls.

Eleanor Harris is a Jewish American woman who is passionate about feminism, Judaism, diversity, LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, the environment, and more. She is involved in NFTY and is currently President of her temple youth group. As a Rising Voices Fellow, Eleanor hopes to bring an interesting perspective to the table, learn more about Judaism, feminism, and writing, and make new friends who share her interests.

Blog Posts

Sketch of Ray Frank, 1893

Ray Frank, A Complex Figure: Let’s Talk about Honesty and Self Care

Eleanor Harris

In March, my RVF piece about Ray Frank went up on the blog; however, parts of this blog post trouble me.

"Courage" Spelled in Felt Letters

Gathering the Energy to Fight: Redefining Moral Courage

Eleanor Harris

In my view, moral courage isn’t really about courage; it’s about gathering up the energy to fight. This looks different for every person.

Topics: Activism
Sketch of Ray Frank, 1893

"L'dor Vador": Like Ray Frank, Paving the Way for Progress

Eleanor Harris

Rabbinic ordination was not one of Ray Frank’s goals; yet, she paved the way for other women to become rabbis.

Decorated stones and sentimental items gathered in memory of Michael

The Power I Don't Have

Eleanor Harris

None of us had the power to save Michael, but we did have the power to come together as a community and make each other a little more whole.

Topics: Summer Camps
Mezuzah mounted on wooden door frame. Scroll visible, in a test tube-like vial corked on light blue wood decorated with pomegranates and Star of Davids.

My Matriarchal Mezuzah

Eleanor Harris

Inhaling the sweet scents of Nachalat Binyamin in Tel Aviv, I searched for the perfect new mezuzah. 

Topics: Family, Israel, Ritual

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Eleanor Harris." (Viewed on September 22, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/harris-eleanor>.