Family Dynamics

Tova’s Story: Finding My Inner Strength

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 12, 2020

(1/6): Seeds For The Future “It all started when I was living in New Jersey. I was a teacher and…

Shomea V’Oneh

By Nisa Harris | June 24, 2020

When my father was diagnosed with cancer this year, despite the fact that I was someone you would rarely find…

The Waiting Game Called Infertility

By Tamar Ben Tzvi | June 16, 2020

After twenty months of waiting to conceive our child, we have not even begun medical treatment yet.  For many, this…

Educating Our Kids Around Race

By Chava Shervington | June 10, 2020

Friends have been asking me, “How can we better educate our children around issues of race?”  As a Jewish black…

My Black Father’s Legacy

By Yaffy Newman | June 1, 2020

I’ll never forget when I saw my father’s silhouette frozen in the rain that dark night.  “Sir. What are you…

What it’s like: Always living in a socially-distant- stressful world.

By Anonymous | May 24, 2020

Welcome to my world. I’m not being sarcastic. I’m welcoming you all, to this socially-distant, monotonous, stressful life, fully cognizant…

Mini- Profile #lizsinnreichpanitch

By Liz Sinnreich Panitch | May 7, 2020

(1/3) “Last summer my family and I moved to South New Rochelle. Many people don’t even know it exists –…

Remembering Olly & Mimmi

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 21, 2020

I had just walked through Auschwitz- Birkenau and seen things that I could never have imagined in my worst nightmares.…

Dad, You’ll Be Missed

By Yehudit Jessica Singer | April 20, 2020

(1/3) “I was hoping that the hospital had the wrong patient.  “Nurse, I just want to verify – you’re talking…

What I Understand Now

By Rayla Rappaport | April 13, 2020

Dear Abba, This past Shabbat marked 4 years since you left this world. I remember that day so well. Sometimes…

Why This Seder Will Be Different

By Rena Bannett | April 7, 2020

So what is different about this Seder night than any other? This year that remains to be seen. This will…

Mini-Layers Profile: #coronastories #pesach #LauraBenDavid

By Laura Ben-David | April 7, 2020

(1/2) “We were really lucky. My son had returned from a trip abroad with buddies and they were able to…