Isabel Hoffman

Photo of Isabel Hoffman, in front of a tree wearing a dark blue shirt with an illustration of waves and the sun.

Isabel Hoffman is a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, where she is a member of the drumline, president of the social action club, and co-founder of the hiking club. An alumna of URJ Heller High School in Israel, Isabel has a passion for Israeli culture and Jewish life. In her free time, Isabel loves learning Hebrew and playing guitar. In the future, she hopes to travel the world and continue writing music with her friends.

Blog Posts

Small Shabbat candles

Grounding in Ritual: Shabbat During Coronavirus

Isabel Hoffman

Even after the hardest, most boring, or most heart-wrenching weeks, Shabbat is calmly awaiting me at the end.

Chicago Women's Liberation Union Rock Band

The Path to Melodic Liberation

Isabel Hoffman

From the Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band's story, I learned to be wary of putting myself in a box and labeling my “brand” of feminism.

Four Gadna participants in Sde Boker.


Isabel Hoffman

I was en route to Gadna, a military simulation run by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for camp groups, gap year programs, and high school semesters abroad.

Three figures, arms over shoulders, walking on a paved road. Guard towers lined alongside them.

Prayers in Majdanek

Isabel Hoffman

Last March, as I prepared to visit Holocaust sites as part of my high school semester in Israel, I braced myself.

Topics: Holocaust, Prayer

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