Judaism

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 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…

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…

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,…

Elizabeth’s Story: Creating a Space for Jewish Girls

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 23, 2018

This profile was brought to The Layers Project Magazine through a partnership with The Jewish Education Project.  (1/5 ) “A…

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.…