Ella Plotkin-Oren

Photo of Ella Plotkin-Oren, in front of a tree wearing a white shirt with pink detailing.

Ella Plotkin-Oren is a senior at El Cerrito High School in California. Nothing makes her happier than working at Camp Kee Tov, where she was a long time camper. During the year, she works alongside survivors of genocide to research and disscuss patterns of genocide. She is a very active member of her local Jewish youth group, and interns with StandWithUs. Ella also loves her work as a teen volunteer at UC Berkeley’s public science center, and as a volunteer tutor for fourth graders. Whenever she can find free time, she loves exploring the Bay Area with her two little sisters.

Blog Posts

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From Invisible Ink to Printed Photos: My Journal Through the Years

Ella Plotkin-Oren

Writing in my journal is not only a way for me to process my feelings; it's also a way for me to keep a record for the future.

Elizabeth Warren on stage in a purple suit, microphone in hand.

A Thank-You Note to Smart Women

Ella Plotkin-Oren

I'm writing this note with a hopeful but heavy heart. In March 2020, I voted for the first time. I believed that this would be a tremendous year for women. 

Student Sitting Behind Books

A Tutor's Privilege

Ella Plotkin-Oren

Working as a tutor opened my eyes to a privilege I didn’t even know I had.

Topics: Education
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Parsing the Meaning of Parsley

Ella Plotkin-Oren

Parsley reminds me of my Judaism.

Topics: Activism, Food, Passover

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Ella Plotkin-Oren." (Viewed on September 22, 2020) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/plotkin-oren-ella>.