About Rising Voices

Founded in 2013, the Rising Voices Fellowship is a ten-month program for female-identified Jewish teens in 10th-12th grades with a passion for writing and an interest in Judaism, feminism, and social justice. Through the program, participants develop authentic voices, strengthen their leadership through writing, and begin to influence the important conversations of the Jewish and feminist communities.

Fellows write blog posts each month, which are published on jwa.org. (Read the work of the Rising Voices Fellows here.) During monthly webinars and two in-person retreats in the Boston area, Fellows explore their Jewish feminist identities in a pluralistic environment, learning from inspiring guest teachers and mentors.

As Fellows graduate from the program and move on to college and careers, they are invited to join the RVF alumnae network, where they continue to build and strengthen their connections with each other and broaden their impact on the world around them.

Rising Voices syndication partners include Fresh Ink for Teens, Lilith Magazine, and Teen Voices, which share Fellows' writing with new and diverse audiences.

Make a donation in support of the Rising Voices Fellowship.

Emilia Diamant (far left), co-founder of the Rising Voices Fellowship, with Fellows at the January 2016 retreat.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "About Rising Voices." (Viewed on April 20, 2021) <https://jwa.org/risingvoices/about>.


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