Aviva Schilowitz

2022-23 Rising Voices Fellow Aviva Schilowitz

Aviva Schilowitz is a junior at the Ramaz School in New York City, where she writes for the school newspaper, The Rampage, and the school medical journal, RamMD, is an active member of the Feminist and Business Investment Clubs and plays on the varsity soccer team. Outside of school, she writes for Fresh Ink for Teens, is an Einayich Yonim Fellow, a UJA-Federation of New York Belfer Fellow, and has occasionally contributed to 929 English. Aviva spent seven summers at Camp Moshava IO and spent the past summer touring Israel with Mach Hach Baaretz. In her free time, Aviva enjoys baking, skiing, swimming, music, and spending time with friends. On the other side of the ledger, she is not very good at tennis or keeping her room clean.

Blog Posts

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To My Fellow RVF Fellows

Aviva Schilowitz

On the surface, our Rising Voices Fellowship has been about Jewish feminism, thought, and writing. But, to me, it was also about the power of words.

Topics: Writing, Feminism
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Is the Future of Modern Orthodox Women In Pants?

Aviva Schilowitz

For some Modern Orthodox Jewish women, skirts versus pants gets tricky.

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Julia Haart: The Anti-Esther

Aviva Schilowitz

Queen Esther used her power to save and lift up other Jews. That’s my version of Jewish power and feminism. But Julia Haart, the star of My Unorthodox Life, uses her power as a weapon against other Jews.

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Bertha Pappenheim and My Great Great Grandmother

Aviva Schilowitz

Bertha Pappenheim and Oma Irene’s work still feels essential today. We still are working to help people in the Jewish community who many would prefer to pretend don’t exist.

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Oma Irene's Napkin

Aviva Schilowitz

Particular emphasis is put on setting the table for these occasions. So much of my Jewish and familial identity is tied to these meals.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Aviva Schilowitz." (Viewed on April 23, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/schilowitz-aviva>.