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Lila Zinner

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Lila Zinner
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Lila Zinner, 2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow

Lila Zinner is a junior at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. She is an assistant teacher at the Hebrew School and an active “Hebrew High” attendee at her local temple, and she loves leading the congregation as the Religious and Cultural Vice President of the youth board. She also indulges herself in Jewish service learning at her local Jewish Federation. She loves traveling with a purpose and has participated in community service in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Peru. She also enjoys theatre and dance and performs in her school’s musicals and is in her high school’s dance company.

Blog posts

Lila Zinner in Fifth and Eleventh Grade

Reclaiming “Bossy”: How Sexism Shaped Who I Am

As a child, I was loud and outspoken. I prided myself on my intelligence and eagerness to learn; I truly had killer confidence. I told people I was going to be “the dictator of the world” when I grew up. But as time went on, it became increasingly apparent that the education system didn’t have room for a personality like mine. Well, at least when that personality belonged to a girl.

Lila Zinner at Consecration

Growing Up Jewish

I made the decision to continue Hebrew school after seventh grade when my friends informed me that they signed up because it “sounded fun.” That decision, although not well thought out, was one of the best choices I’ve ever made.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Lila Zinner." (Viewed on January 18, 2019) <>.


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