Judaism

Avital’s Story: The Writer, The Rebbetzin

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 30, 2017

  (1/7) “I don’t know if I thought very deeply about the communal responsibilities that often come with being a…

Deenie’s Story: Two Worlds, Full Life

By Shira Lankin Sheps | September 4, 2017

What first drew me to Deenie’s story, was the fact that she mentioned that she was the daughter of a…

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…

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…

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.…