Julia Brode Kroopkin

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Julia Brode Kroopkin is a junior at Gibson Ek High School in Issaquah, Washington, where she leads a program to help incoming freshmen adjust to the new learning environment. Julia spends her additional time at school learning and teaching others about the science behind abortion pills and interning at a local homeless shelter. Julia is passionate about history, social justice, community engagement, and youth leadership. Julia enjoys being involved in her Jewish communities of Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle (her alma mater), and URJ Camp Kalsman (her second home for the past nine summers). 

Blog Posts

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Assessing Accessibility at Jewish Summer Camps

Julia Brode Kroopkin

There are serious barriers to the classic, magical overnight Jewish summer camp experience.

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Healing Trauma through Intergenerational Relationships in "Alte Zachen"

Julia Brode Kroopkin

In addition to sharing messages of patience, understanding, and unwavering love, Alte Zachen balances stories of Jewish suffering with stories of Jewish joy.

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Diane Arbus and Art as a Means of Processing, Coping, and Acting

Julia Brode Kroopkin

Arbus’s career sets a beautiful example of how to create space for purely expressive art. Art as a means of activism and coping is nothing new—yet it often feels inaccessible. I'm inspired by the risk she took to step away from commercial work.

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Jewish Queer Activism: Rising Upon Our Past

Julia Brode Kroopkin

In the same way I have an obligation to my Jewish ancestors to continue the fight for social justice and equity, I have an obligation to my queer ancestors as well.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Julia Brode Kroopkin." (Viewed on May 21, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/kroopkin-julia>.