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My Moroccan/Irish Ashkenazi Jewish Family

By Miryam DT Fay | April 29, 2018

The biggest problem with creating a legacy is that you can never be sure what will be preserved and passed…

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,…

A Clear Need for Jewish Education

By Rona Novick | April 26, 2018

As a clinical child psychologist, whether working in my office or visiting schools, I saw that schools could be scary,…

I Highlight

By Adina Kastner | April 25, 2018

While I pursued my Master’s Degree in Teaching of English, I student-taught at a public middle school. As part of…

The Legacy of Being Safe-Enough

By Gavi Lankin | April 22, 2018

I am five years old and hiding with all of my loved ones in the basement of our childhood home.…

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…

We’re Making Aliyah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 18, 2018

I’ve been hesitant to say this out loud. I was afraid that this precious dream, so close that I can…

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…

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…

Learning From Caregiving

By Rona Novick | March 22, 2018

Some of us may be born with caregiving DNA or have it wired into our temperament. Caregiving is certainly shaped…

In My Story Of Parenting a Chronically Ill Child, I Choose To Be The Protagonist.

By Shoshana Chanales | March 20, 2018

Early in my teaching career before I had kids, I had a conference with a mother whose son was doing…

Pink Challah, Cancer and Self-Care

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 6, 2018

February was an intense time on The Layers Project Magazine. When I began this issue, I knew that BRCA genetic…