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Sarah Biskowitz

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Sarah Biskowitz works at the Jewish Women's Archive as the manager of the Rising Voices Fellowship for high school students. She is a proud RVF alum herself from the 2016-2017 RVF cohort. Before working at JWA, Sarah completed the 2022-2023 Year Program at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and served as the 2021-2022 Richard S. Herman fellow in bibliography and exhibitions at the Yiddish Book Center. A graduate of Smith College, her work has been published in Jewish Currents, Hey Alma, Pakn Treger, and In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. She has spoken about feminist Yiddish culture at the Maine Conference for Jewish Life, the Association for Jewish Studies conference, and various synagogue and Moishe House events. Visit her website www.sarahbiskowitz.com.

Blog Posts

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Where Are They Now? RVF Alum Emma Mair

Sarah Biskowitz

JWA talks to Rising Voices Fellowship alum Emma Mair for our series marking the 10th anniversary of the fellowship.

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7 Questions For Poet Jessica Jacobs

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JWA chats with Jessica Jacobs, poet and founder and executive director of the organization Yetzirah: A Home for Jewish Poetry. 

Topics: Poetry
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Where Are They Now? RVF Alum Isabel Kirsch

Sarah Biskowitz

JWA talks to Rising Voices Fellowship alum Isabel Kirsch for our series marking the 10th anniversary of the fellowship.

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Where Are They Now? RVF Alum Sarah Groustra

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JWA chats with Sarah Groustra for our series of interviews with Rising Voices Fellowship alums to mark the 10th anniversary of the fellowship. 

Topics: Non-Fiction, Plays
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Q & A with Isabel Frey, Social Justice Activist and Yiddish Singer

Sarah Biskowitz

JWA talks to Isabel Frey, social justice activist and Yiddish singer. 

Topics: Israel, Folk Music
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Where Are They Now? RVF Alum Ilana Goldberg

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JWA chats with Ilana Goldberg for our series of interviews with Rising Voices Fellowship alums to mark the 10th anniversary of the fellowship. 

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Where Are They Now? RVF Alum Hannah Elbaum

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The first in our series of interviews with RVF alums to mark the 10th anniversary of the fellowship. 

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7 Questions For Artist Gavi Weitzman

Sarah Biskowitz

JWA talks to Gavi Weitzman, a multimedia artist based in Philadelphia whose work explores Judaism, the body, and identity.

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Nutritious School Lunches for All

Sarah Biskowitz

Sometimes when I babysit, kids don’t like the meals I prepare for them. They scrunch their noses and whine “ewww!” at the nutritious food on their plates; but then I explain to them how carrots make their eyesight sharper, yogurt makes their bones stronger, and whole-grain pasta gives them the energy to play. Wanting to be strong and healthy, the kids listen and eat up.

Rising Voices Fellow Sarah Biskowitz with Grandmother Helene

A Girl Grows Up in Brooklyn

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“It was the magic age of growing up in Brooklyn,” my grandmother Helene told me as she recounted her idyllic 1940s and 1950s childhood. “A lot of people came out of Brooklyn, and it was a great place to grow up…Bernie Sanders was in my class...Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated a year ahead of my brother…” 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sarah Biskowitz." (Viewed on March 5, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/sarah-biskowitz>.