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Ava Weinstein

2022-23 Rising Voices Fellow Ava Weinstein

Ava Weinstein is a sophomore at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has written three novels and numerous short stories since she started writing in fourth grade. Ava is passionate about technical theater, and designs and creates costumes for her school’s Theater Society. She has won two Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild technical excellence awards for her costumes. She is an active participant in Boston Workers Circle’s Teens Acting for Social Change and her school’s Jewish Heritage Club. This year she is working to revive the high school literary magazine. In her spare time, she loves listening to records, studying the labor movement, scouring vintage shops, and reading old books.

Blog Posts

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Toward A Besere Velt (A Better World)

Ava Weinstein

The more I learn about the world and the society we live in, the more dissatisfied I feel and the more eager I am to change it.

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To Reveal or Not To Reveal: Modesty, Jewish Feminism, and the Male Gaze

Ava Weinstein

Recently, I’ve embarked on a mission to dress how I want, when I want.

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Celebrating the Jewish Women of The Nanny and Friends

Ava Weinstein

In Janice from Friends and Fran from The Nanny, I see some of myself—a chatty Jewish woman with curls and a loud laugh—and I never found Janice annoying, or saw Fran as anything less than who she is: funny, beautiful, independent.

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Get Angry: Carrie Brownstein and the Legacy of Riot Grrrl

Ava Weinstein

Judaism’s core teachings of tikkun olam, social justice, and equality are what the riot grrrl movement was all about. Sleater-Kinney is no different.

Topics: Music, Feminism, Protests
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Celebrating My Patrilineal Jewish Identity with Hanukkah

Ava Weinstein

I wondered, and still do, why it is that I can’t be accepted as a “real Jew” everywhere I go.

Topics: Hanukkah, Ritual, Schools

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ava Weinstein." (Viewed on March 1, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/weinstein-ava>.