Essays and poems that offer insight into what it means to be a young Jewish woman today.
Young Jewish women engage in almost every aspect of religious and cultural Jewish life, yet their unique perspectives have remained largely invisible. Through poetry and personal essays, Joining the Sisterhood sheds light on the lives of these young women as they search for both personal and universal truths. By writing about their thoughts and experiences, the women in this anthology join the sisterhood of women who work toward justice in their homes, synagogues, and communities.
Tobin Belzer is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California. Julie Pelc is a rabbinical student at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and recipient of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship.