We want to know what YOU think about our blog! Take our survey and give us feedback.
Close [x]

Show [+]

Kate Rafey

Kate Rafey

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Kate Rafey is a Jill-of-all-trades, master of none. While serving two years as an Americorps*VISTA for the Massachusetts Campus Compact, Kate became attuned to life's many social injustices, which led her to feminism. Judaism has always been a large part of her life, though sometimes taking a backseat to her other passions including theatre and writing. Previously a JOIN for Justice Fellow and Prevention Coordinator at A New Day, Kate is the Director of Development at Music Worcester.

 

Blog Posts

Kohenet Sarah Shamirah Bechirah

What’s a Hebrew Priestess?

by  Kate Rafey

While some Jews may struggle to see the connection between their modern, fast-paced lives and traditional Jewish practices, Kohenet Sarah Shamirah Bechirah sees such links as natural. As a Hebrew Priestess and Jewish Meditation teacher, she puts treasured rituals in a fresh context.

Topics: Religion
#1000BlackGirlBooks

This Black History Month, A Call for Diversity in Children’s Books

by  Kate Rafey

Much like my current life, my childhood was filled with books. I could never get enough of traveling into different worlds and times, and making friends with fictional characters that at times appeared more real than reality.

No More Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence and Judaism: As a Community, We Need To Do More

by  Kate Rafey

Sexual assault and intimate partner violence occur in the Jewish community the same as it does in the rest of the country. It is an issue swept under the rug for most Jews. We point fingers at other groups of people— rape happens in the city, in other religious communities, in communities with no religion, but certainly not us, we say!

Miriam Rosenberg Roček as Steampunk Emma Goldman, Cropped

JWA's Greatest Hits: Meet Steampunk Emma Goldman

by  Kate Rafey

One of my favorite aspects about being Jewish is mixing tradition with the present.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. " Kate Rafey ." (Viewed on October 21, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/kate-rafey>.

The JWA Podcast

Can We Talk?

listen now