Family Dynamics

Yael’s Story: The Modern Rebbetzin

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 13, 2017

The Beis Community is a pretty wonderful place. In some ways, we’re a traditional Orthodox shul; each week, we do…

Nina’s Story: Making Music Together

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 23, 2017

(1/5) “The videos started before I met Yoni. Yoni was making them with his friend for a few months, as…

Rivka’s Story: Strong As Ever

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 29, 2017

Meeting Rivka, I was immediately swept up into her warmth, great sense of humor, sharp intellect and measured explanations of…

Daniella’s Story: Single and Self Actualized

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 21, 2017

When Daniella first reached out to me, I knew right away that I wanted to tell her story. She was…

Aaryn’s Story: My Rose Among Thorns

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 24, 2017

This profile was sponsored by Westchester Fertility. When we were in college together at Stern College at Yeshiva University, I learned…

Danit’s Story: Whatever It Takes

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 18, 2017

This profile was sponsored by New York Reproductive Wellness. Whenever I mentioned to someone that I was going to be doing…

Abbie’s Story: Anything for You

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 10, 2017

I met Abbie in college, when we were both English Majors together. I remember we took a poetry writing class…

Brooke’s Story: Love Beyond Loss

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 26, 2017

I first met with Brooke when she was with her young daughter at a new rehabilitation center, and having grown…

Corinne’s Story: Confidence In The Difference

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 19, 2017

This profile was sponsored by New Jersey Yachad.  I first met Corinne earlier this year when I was photographing events…

Bassie’s Story: Growing With Love

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 5, 2017

This profile was brought to The Layers Project through a partnership with New Jersey Yachad. I met Yosef 6 years ago,…

Golda’s Story: Atypical Blessings

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 30, 2017

I first met Golda and her husband in Camp HASC, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.…

Erica’s Story: Embracing Body and Soul

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 27, 2017

When Erica reached out to participate in The Layers Project body image series, I was thrilled. I’ve known her since…