Ellanora Lerner

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Ellanora Lerner is an eastern Connecticut resident currently studying history and education at Clark University. She is an editor at Risen Zine and an alumna of JWA’s 2019–2020 Rising Voices Fellowship. She is also a co-founder of Jewish Teens for Empowered Consent (JTEC), an initiative founded to combat toxic hookup culture in Jewish youth spaces. Find her on Instagram @ellanoruhhh and find JTEC at @jews4empoweredconsent

Blog Posts

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Creating Hanukkah Rituals in Quarantine

Ellanora Lerner

In quarantine, I have the unique opportunity to shape holiday celebrations for myself.

Topics: Hanukkah
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Spirituality, Self-Care, and the Fight for Justice

Ellanora Lerner

To see everything as holy, to be amazed by the simple, beautiful things in the world, not only brings me happiness; it also inspires me to fight for justice.

Jerusalem by Efrat Shvili

When Someone Mentions Israel

Ellanora Lerner

For years, these two views of Israel felt like an unquestionable binary to me, and I didn't know where I stood.

Topics: Israel, Palestine
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Centering My Queer Ancestors' Stories

Ellanora Lerner

Stone Butch Blues allowed me to hear my ancestors speak, and it gave me a new understanding of what it means to be queer.

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A Culture of Christmas

Ellanora Lerner

What does it mean to live in a country that purports secularity but considers Christianity to be the default?

A seder plate with the six traditional items and an orange.

The Orange on the Seder Plate

Ellanora Lerner

There are a few stories that you may have heard about the orange on the seder plate.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ellanora Lerner." (Viewed on May 19, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/lerner-ellanora>.