Ariya Sharif

Ariya Sharif (she/her) is an organizer and writer who has worked in her local community to handle issues of LGBTQ+ youth houselessness. She was a 2021 ALEPH Kesher fellow, and she roots her writing and organizing around a framework of Jewish values that work to embrace all aspects of Jewish history and life. She strives to create Jewish spaces that are intergenerational, ecological and accessible to all.

Articles by Ariya Sharif

Leil Purim: A Kurdish Jewish Women’s Holiday

Imitating Queen Esther, Kurdish Jewish women used to bathe in the river on Purim night.