Rena Kosowsky

2020-21 Rising Voices Fellow Rena Kosowsky

Rena Kosowsky is a senior at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, Maryland. She captains the mock trial and debate teams, where she has learned important oratorical skills in order to better pursue social change. She also heads the women's side of her minyan and a youth group at her synagogue. Rena's hobbies include playing basketball, reading, and writing. As a dedicated Modern Orthodox Jew, she tries to remain unsheltered, and works to regularly research and stay updated on social issues in order to incorporate feminism into her everyday life.

Blog Posts

Young Women Praying at the Wall

Create a Space for Women to Pray in Our Synagogues

Rena Kosowsky

As a Modern Orthodox Jew, prayer spaces for women (or lack thereof) in synagogues I've attended have made me feel like an outsider in my own religious space.

Bella Abzug at a New York Press Conference, 1972, by Diana Mara Henry

Battlin' Bella: Why We Need The ERA Today

Rena Kosowsky

I believe that Bella Abzug’s approach to the courts and legislature on issues of discrimination and inequality must be applied to activism today. 

Glasses Resting on Open Tanakh

The “Jewish Women Question”: Can Women Learn Gemara?

Rena Kosowsky

I’ve learned the value of endurance in activism through my experience with Talmud learning.

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