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Madelyn Gelb

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Madelyn Gelb

Mady Gelb is a senior at Central Bucks High School East in Doylestown, PA. She is passionate about feminism, Judaism, environmentalism, and social justice. She is an active congregant at her synagogue, where she volunteers. She also spends time volunteering at A Women's Place and is the co-president of the Women of the World club at her school. She spends her summers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, where she has found some of her best friends. Mady enjoys dancing, comedy, reading, and spending time with her friends.

Blog Posts

Graduation Stock Photo

A Jewish Goodbye

Madelyn Gelb

I’ll be leaving high school with a great big Jewish goodbye.

Women of the World club yearbook photo

“Less Feminist”

Madelyn Gelb

Women of the World was the club where I could talk about issues I really cared about, such as sexism and the wage gap.

Topics: Feminism, Schools
Shirley Siegel, 2015

Shirley Adelson Siegel Is My Intersectional Feminist Role Model

Madelyn Gelb

Shirley Adelson Siegel is proof that Judaism isn’t something that has to hold me back from being a good feminist or activist. On the contrary, Judaism can be the force that propels me forward and pushes me to be a better person. Judaism has taught me to love my neighbor as I love myself, to not speak ill of others, and to take care of people who need help, all of which are things that make me a better person and a better feminist.

Western Wall

Looking at the Kotel Through a Feminist Lens

Madelyn Gelb

I remember being four years old and writing notes to God to put into the fake Kotel we had constructed at my preschool. It was about three feet tall and made out of colorful building blocks, but to me, that was as good as it got.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Madelyn Gelb." (Viewed on March 30, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/madelyn-gelb>.