Motherhood

Choosing Love

By Cheryl Nayowitz | August 24, 2021

As much as I loved love and dished it out generously to others, I fed myself fear. This ingestion was…

Danielle’s Story: Embracing Surrender: My Experience With OHSS

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 6, 2021

1/6 “Unexplained Infertility” “It was the day before Thanksgiving. I remember because I took the day as a good omen.…

Maybe A Little Brighter, Tomorrow

By Atara Paris | January 26, 2021

After my second son was born, I struggled with mild postpartum depression (PPD). It was bad enough to be struggling…

My Conversion Journey

By Kylie Ora Lobell | December 17, 2020

I’m standing in front of the Jewish ritual bath, the mikvah, wearing only a white cotton robe and clear plastic…

Surviving & Thriving After Emergency Hysterectomy

By Anonymous | December 8, 2020

It has been four years since I was wheeled into the operating room not knowing whether I was to come…

How Far I’ve Come

By Jessica Koenigsberg | October 27, 2020

Twenty years ago today, I was in Israel in seminary for about twelve days when right before Rosh Hashana, my…

The Darkness Behind My Smile

By Arielle Zellis Paley | October 14, 2020

I am laying against the wall with my fingers in my ears.  My eyes are closed shut.  I feel the…

Son of My Strength

By Carly Chodosh | September 24, 2020

A  few months ago, at 8:14 PM on Shabbos Shlach, my baby was born and I announced, “It’s a boy!!”…

Azi’s Story: “Finding the Light Within Us”

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 24, 2020

(1/8): “Feeling Deeply” “From a very young age, I had a great capacity to feel. I recall watching an episode…

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…

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…

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…