Episode 49: Jewish Women Vote

As history unfolds in this election season, we talk with Jewish women about their voting stories—past and present. We hear from a poll watcher in Georgia, a young voter whose name was nearly wiped from the voter rolls, and a rabbi who said a blessing as she slipped her ballot in the ballot box. We'll also hear from a 92-year-old voter in Florida who remembers meeting suffragist Alice Paul in the 1970s, and a candidate for US Congress who talks about the dilemma she faced in sixth grade—whether to vote for herself for class president.

Released October 27, 2020
  • Jordan Namerow and Idit Klein voting with their son. Photo courtesy of Jordan Namerow.

  • Isa Kaufman-Geballe with her ballot. Photo via Kaufman-Geballe.

  • Can We Talk? host Nahanni Rous at the polls with her grandmother, parents, and daughter in 2008. Photo courtesy of Nahanni Rous.

  • Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy's daughter Olive helps her safely submit her ballot. Photo courtesy of Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy.

  • Jordan Namerow and Idit Klein voting with their son
  • Isa Kaufman-Geballe with her ballot
  • Nahanni Rous at the polls with her grandmother, parents, and daughter in 2008
  • Olive Boswell-Levy Submitting her Mother's Ballot


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 49: Jewish Women Vote." (Viewed on February 28, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-49-jewish-women-vote>.