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Kara Sherman

2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow Kara Sherman
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Kara Sherman, 2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow

Kara Sherman is a senior in Desert Mountain High School's International Baccalaureate Program in Scottsdale, Arizona. She serves as the Religious and Cultural Vice President of her congregation's youth board, a NFTY-SW Racial Justice Ambassador, and the president of four school clubs, including the Gender and Sexualities Alliance and Young Democrats Club. When she is not listening to NPR and keeping up to date on American and international politics, Kara enjoys watching political television shows and reading historical political commentaries. Kara is a volunteer for the Swift Youth Foundation and the proud best friend of two dogs.

Blog posts

Bella Abzug's Campaign Poster, 1970

Hats Off to Congresswoman Abzug

Like Congresswoman Bella Abzug, “I’ve always had a decent sense of outrage.” I can’t say that I was the first to call for Richard Nixon’s impeachment, or that I was the student body president of Hunter College who later received her law degree from Columbia University, but Abzug’s infinite passion for social and economic justice inspires me to attempt to follow in her footsteps.

Western Wall, Jerusalem

Woman of the Wall

My heart fluttered the first time I saw the Hebrew/Arabic/English street signs circling the exterior of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. The Negev broke my heart, and Eilat gave me a black eye. But when my bright orange tour bus came over a hill and I got my first glimpses of the streets of Jerusalem, the world seemed to stand still. 

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