Family Dynamics

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…

A Legacy of Words

By Jennifer Fenster | May 1, 2018

On April 22, 2010, I defined myself primarily as a mother of four young children and a wife of a…

I Came Out of Egypt

By Shoshana Ohana | May 1, 2018

As time goes by, the significance of our legacy grows. Along with that significance grows the responsibility of maintaining and…

The Thing I Carry

By Hindy Bertram | April 30, 2018

Depression is a thing of isolation. Of self-doubt and self-recrimination. Of worthlessness and disconnect. The voice of the yetzer harah…

Searching for My Father’s Legacy

By Chani Miler | April 26, 2018

My mother was and is what we now respectfully call a stay-at-home-mom. Back then though she was “just” a  housewife,…

Watching Grandparents Age and Holding On To The Goodies

By Rachel Hercman | April 24, 2018

“Bubbie, do you remember all those amazing desserts you used to bake for us for Pesach?” We are sitting at…

My Father Taught Me How To Pray.

By Gila Daman | April 20, 2018

I have vivid memories of my father standing in the front corner of our dining room donning his tallit, or prayer…

Abby’s Story: A Passion for Inclusion

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 15, 2018

This Profile is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Jewish Education Project.  (1/5) “Home for All”…

The Warriors, Mother and Son

By Michelle London | April 9, 2018

I take a right turn out of the elevator and walk toward the wall of windows facing the street. It’s…

Tziri’s Story: Finding My Own Voice

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 2, 2018

This Profile is brought to The Layers Project Magazine in partnership with The Jewish Education Project. (1/6) ” I Got…

Finding Spirituality in the Details

By Hani Lowenstein | March 29, 2018

“What’s the best way to utilize my free time?” That’s the question I asked one of my rabbis at the…