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Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin

Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin is a senior at Iowa City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. She is the executive editor of her school paper, The Little Hawk, president of her youth group, plays violin, and runs cross country. She enjoys volunteering, spending time outside, playing with her dog, and cooking. She is always available to talk about her point of view on feminism, gun control, and many other social issues she’s passionate about.

Blog Posts

Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin in D.C.

Treacherous Torah Teachings

by Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin

Teachers should receive training when preparing to educate students on sensitive topics, such as religion, so that they are providing the students with the most accurate information possible.

2018-2019 Rising Voices Fellow Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin at a 2018 March for Our Lives action that she planned. 

Students Against School Shootings

by Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin

In my year and two months as a gun control activist, this type of conversation has been a common occurrence.

Topics: Protests, Schools
Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin Leading School Walkout

Leadership as an Answer to Privilege

by Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin

Because of my privilege, I had a head start: I knew where I was going, and I had support. I still had to work hard and set goals for myself, but I recognize that privilege is one of the things that has helped me get where I am today.

Topics: Schools, Writing
Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin and Family at Disneyland

Leaving My Liberal Bubble

by Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin

Because of my upbringing, the gender separation at my cousin Zoe’s bat mitzvah came to me as a shock. Why couldn’t I stand with my dad and all my male cousins? Why wasn’t Zoe reading Torah like all the other girls I knew did at their bat mitzvah services?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin." (Viewed on September 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/phoebe-chapnick-sorokin>.

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