Clara Sorkin

2022-23 Rising Voices Fellow Clara Sorkin

Clara Sorkin is a senior at Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. She is the co-editor-in-chief of her school's newspaper, a member of her school's orientation program, and a player on her school's field hockey and golf teams. Outside of school, Clara is on the board of her local BBYO chapter, volunteers with children with special needs through Friendship Circle, writes for a teen-led nonprofit organization, and interns at her local newspaper. Clara loves to read, go to the beach, listen to music, and spend time with friends and family.

Blog Posts

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Confronting the Jewish Mother Stereotype

Clara Sorkin

Is my over-reliance on my mother and her eagerness to support me subconsciously preserving the stereotype that has continually shaped our community in a negative light?

Topics: Motherhood, Children
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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Taught Me the Importance of Teshuvah

Clara Sorkin

When I thought about where I learned how to make amends, I realized it wasn't just from Hebrew school or from my family. It was, instead, one of my most-read books from childhood: Kevin Henkes’ Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.

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Slowing Down Fast Fashion: Lessons from Clara Lemlich

Clara Sorkin

Clara Lemlich, the female garment workers she led in striking, and the women who have come after her prove that strength truly comes in numbers and in unity.

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Stitching My Tallit Bag, Stitching My Identity

Clara Sorkin

With my grandmother and my mom in mind, I chose a design for my tallit bag that represents the influence that women have had throughout my life as a proud Jew.


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