Spirituality

Shifting Perspectives

By Atara Sheinson | November 11, 2020

On March 3, 2020 I was sitting at a continuing education course with some colleagues.  I remember getting texts on…

How Far I’ve Come

By Jessica Koenigsberg | October 27, 2020

Twenty years ago today, I was in Israel in seminary for about twelve days when right before Rosh Hashana, my…

Son of My Strength

By Carly Chodosh | September 24, 2020

A  few months ago, at 8:14 PM on Shabbos Shlach, my baby was born and I announced, “It’s a boy!!”…

Azi’s Story: “Finding the Light Within Us”

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 24, 2020

(1/8): “Feeling Deeply” “From a very young age, I had a great capacity to feel. I recall watching an episode…

Waiting For All the Answers

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 30, 2020

This year I am almost at a loss for words.  The last two years I have wrestled with the question,…

Shomea V’Oneh

By Nisa Harris | June 24, 2020

When my father was diagnosed with cancer this year, despite the fact that I was someone you would rarely find…

Mini-Layers Profile: #coronastories #pesach #NaomiRivkahMost

By Naomi Rivkah Most | April 6, 2020

1/3 “I am a 36-year-old widow with 3 children, ages 9 ½ ( twins boy and girl) and  12 ½-year-old…

Tomorrow Is A New Day

By Matana Poupko Jacobs | April 1, 2020

Tonight I decided: To say goodbye to sadness, To thank it for coming in to hold space for my pain,…

Torah Texts and Togetherness: Family Life in the Time of Quarantine

By Shira Hecht Koller | March 22, 2020

When life becomes disorienting, I look for frameworks that feel familiar to serve as an anchor as the ground beneath…

The Legacy of The Bat Mitzvah

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 18, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine through a partnership with Matan. I have been thinking a lot…

When a Kid Believes in Miracles

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 13, 2019

Last night I was cleaning up the kitchen after a draining day. My husband is traveling for work and I…

Dr. Yael Ziegler, Matan, Jewish Education, Torah Learning, Women's Scholarship, Tanach

Torah Learning At Any Stage

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 6, 2019

This essay is brought to The Layers Project Magazine through a partnership with Matan- The Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for…