Judaism

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.…

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…

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”…

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…

This Passover, I Hope To Set Myself Free.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 28, 2018

It’s a voice I thought I had vanquished. But at the most unpredictable times, those scathing whispers slip surreptitiously back…