Senior Keystone Projects

Victoria Maler '17

Senior Thesis Topic: An Exploration of Sexuality Within Judaism

Senior Keystone Project: Exploring Jewish Identity

Keystone Presentation Date: Fri., May 19, 8:45-9:45 am
For my Keystone, I explored the topic of Jewish identity: my own and others. For my primary mode, I spent the year volunteering with Tawonga’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah program for interfaith and/or unaffiliated Jewish middle schoolers.This program is a chance for students to get a Jewish education without attending a synagogue or Hebrew school, and for most, this is the first “Jewish program” they’ve ever done. As a volunteer, I was the madricha for the San Francisco cohort, and my job included co-leading workshops and staffing all retreats.

For my secondary mode, I wrote a book depicting my own Jewish journey through short stories, poems and letters.
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