Family Dynamics

Learning and Growing From a Life Fully Lived

By Esther Snyder | June 27, 2018

I will never forget the text that I received on January 12th, 2014: “I know that you can’t get texts…

The Things They Tell You

By Gigi Bergman | June 25, 2018

I wrote this piece in response to the onslaught of negative messages we get about our bodies every day. Each…

A Parent That Leaves

By Holly Seidenfeld | June 19, 2018

I have only a few memories of my biological father. I remember playing a board game with him and once…

The Complicated Feelings of Saying Goodbye

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 18, 2018

Since our lift left a few weeks ago, we have very little furniture left in our apartment. A few beds…

On Flowing Love and Tears: A Window into Postpartum Depression

By Melody Coven | June 14, 2018

Photographed By: Tzvi Feifel “You’re going to feel love like you’ve never felt it before.” That’s what they told me.…

The Art of Mentoring

By Faigie Horowitz | May 31, 2018

Midlifers can make great mentors. They have the long view but are active and involved in current developments at work,…

Women Empowering Women

By Elizabeth Carmen | May 29, 2018

As a therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, I was thrilled to hear the theme of this month’s…

The Collection of Jewish Moms

By Michelle London | May 14, 2018

The dining room, Friday night at the Singles’ Shabbaton, buzzed with the potential of meeting one’s spouse. My friend Chaikie…

Remembering My Mother

By Rea Bochner | May 13, 2018

When I was eight, my mother went back to work. She’d been a stay-at-home mom from the time I was…

Finding Sisterhood in Unconventional Places

By Tzipora Zelmanowitz | May 10, 2018

When I was in first grade, I fantasized about having an older sister – Rachel – who was in seminary…

Talking About Genocide on the Playground

By Shira Lankin Sheps | May 6, 2018

Yesterday afternoon I woke up from my Shabbat nap to my eight-year-old daughter standing over my bed. Her face was…

Infertility Awareness Shabbat: Creating a Legacy to Ensure A Feeling of Inclusion by Those Who Have Not Yet Completed Their Families

By Elie Salomon | May 3, 2018

I’m not a big crier, I like to have a tough exterior and save my tears for private conversations between…