Amelia Posner-Hess

2021-2022 Rising Voices Fellow Amelia Posner-Hess

Amelia Posner-Hess is a senior at Carolina Friends School in Durham, North Carolina. She is a leader of her school’s Jewish Affinity Group, co-founder of her school’s chapter of March for Our Lives, and a member of her school’s Equity and Justice Committee. Amelia also runs the Instagram page @progressivejews and is a content creator intern for Diversify Our Narrative. Outside of school and activism, Amelia’s main passion is classical violin. Amelia finds joy in making music at synagogue and finding new Jewish music to learn and play with others.

Blog Posts

Collage of Outlined Abstract Images: Face with Tear Drop, Candlesticks, Challah

Grief Made Me an Outsider, but Shabbat Drew Me In: How Judaism Helps Me Make Sense of Loss

Amelia Posner-Hess

Shabbat at synagogue was the one place where my grief belonged, where I belonged, after my my dad died. 

Photo Collage of Amelia Posner-Hess reading Torah at her Bat Mitzvah

Wrapped in the Tallit of Jewish Matriarchs

Amelia Posner-Hess

My prayer shawl, which is titled “The Garden of Eden,” was designed specifically for Women of the Wall.

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