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About Rising Voices

Founded in 2013, the Rising Voices Fellowship is a ten-month program for Jewish 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.

JWA provides a platform to amplify young Jewish women’s voices. Rising Voices Fellows write blog posts each month, which are published on (Read the work of the Rising Voices Fellows here.) During the 2016-2017 program, Fellows’ posts were read more than 35,000 times and were syndicated on a number of partner sites such as Kveller and Women’s eNews. Fellows participate in monthly webinars to prepare for each blog post, and engage in an in-depth editing process with each other and JWA staff.

Three times a year, JWA hosts the Fellows for in-person retreats in the Boston area. During this time, 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.

The Rising Voices Fellowship is funded in part by the Hadassah Foundation.
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Group Photo at Rising Voices Retreat
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Small group photo from the January 2016 Rising Voices Fellowhship retreat.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "About Rising Voices." (Viewed on July 28, 2017) <>.


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