Chava sits in front of a field of flowers.

Chava Shapiro

( they/them )
SVARA Fellow

Chava Shapiro is a queer Jew dwelling on the lands of Tohono O’odham people. They are invigorated by the way that Talmud acts as a conduit of ancestral conversations that span space and time. They are an artist and writer exploring histories of resistance, identity, erasure, and collective memory. In 2019 they founded the Jewish Zine Archive, which serves as both an archival collection and digital Jewish cultural space. Their writing was featured in the anthology “There is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists” published by AK Press in 2021. They have participated in nearly 20-years of anarchist and community-based organizing through which they strive to root in Jewish histories of political and social resistance while engaging in acts of solidarity and co-creation with others.