Author Archives: Emma Goldberg

Emma Goldberg

About Emma Goldberg

is a student at Yale University, passionate about using creativity to mobilize social change in the Jewish community. She has developed innovative social media projects for The Great Schlep, a Jewish pro-Obama Super PAC, and also participated in a Theater and Social Justice apprenticeship with the advocacy institute Ma’yan. She is currently serving as the Northeast Regional Organizer for the anti-genocide organization STAND. Emma was named to the NY Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” list and was given Auburn Theological Seminary’s Lives of Commitment award.

Linking Time and Space to Cross Dimensions

Emma Goldberg
February 10, 2013

Walking through Central Park with his students, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel used to stop now and then and cry out, “Look at the trees!” All conversation would pause, all serious matters being discussed put on hold and for the moment all that mattered was the trees. Maybe they were pink and budding with spring flowers. More »

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Leaving a Trace

Emma Goldberg
January 30, 2013

Last year 22-year-old Marina Keegan died in a car crash days after graduating from Yale. Known on campus for her writings, within days of her death her essays were being circulated throughout the web, republished on sites like The New Yorker, U.S. News, the L.A. Times, and more. An essay she had written titled “The More »

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A New Kind of Prayer

Emma Goldberg
December 28, 2012

“I felt my legs were praying,” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote in a private memo, circa 1965. The words described his march alongside Martin Luther King Jr. as the two advocated for African American voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The iconic black-and-white photograph depicting Rabbi Heschel and Dr. King walking side by side is a More »

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Melting Pot Shabbat Dinners

Emma Goldberg
October 25, 2012

For my first Friday night at college, I decided to attend Shabbat dinner. I had never seen a dining room so packed. During the meal, I made a joking reference to my family’s high holiday celebrations and a boy at my table turned to me in shock. “You’re Jewish?” he asked. I was taken aback. More »

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The Sound of Silence

Emma Goldberg
September 25, 2012

One of the aspects of New York I love most is the noise. At any point of day or night you’ll hear people on the street talking, laughing, or running down Broadway looking for a midnight snack. The noise can also be suffocating. Amid blaring sirens and shouting vendors, it can be difficult to remember—to More »

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