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Tamar Cohen

2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow Tamar Cohen
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Tamar Cohen, 2017-2018 Rising Voices Fellow

Tamar Cohen is a senior at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California. When she is not in school or rehearsing with her pre-professional ballet company, she loves reading, creative writing, and drinking tea, and dislikes high heels, overly-sugary coffee, and writing about herself. She enjoys volunteering in her school's Writing Center, as well as participating in social and environmental activism groups. Tamar will gladly rant about feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, and the environment if given the opportunity.

Blog posts

Landscape Photo by Tamar Cohen

Perspectives on Tragedy

My ears ring. My stomach churns. Have I put down my pencil? At this point, I don't know. More than anything, I'm confused. How could someone possibly think that? How is it that I can't think of any logical arguments against their point of view? 

Topics: Schools, Judaism
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The Inspiring, The Messy, and The Author of Both

Bildungsroman: the German word for a coming-of-age novel. A prime example of this? Judy Blume's Are You There, G-d? It's Me, Margaret. Beloved by angsty teens and middle-aged women’s book clubs alike, Judy Blume seems to have completely mastered the art of coming of age in fiction.

Topics: Activism, Fiction
Goleta Pier

Learning to Pray: Personal, Painful, Passionate

Until last winter, the only prayers I knew were those in the books I studied with my mom and the rabbi at my synagogue. I discovered spirituality in nature and found a home in Jewish community and tradition, but I never truly prayed. I didn't know how it felt to speak directly to G-d.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tamar Cohen." (Viewed on December 18, 2017) <>.


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