Spirituality

When I Ended My Marriage, I Chose My New Beginning

By Chana Shestack | January 25, 2018

Like many of my friends, I went to seminary after I graduated high school. I finally felt like I found…

Taking the Plunge

By Rebecca Klempner | January 14, 2018

Collecting my still-wet hair in one hand, I tuck it all into my fuzzy magenta cap and grab my bag.…

When I Dunked In the Mikvah, My Soul Came Home

By Andrea Grinberg | January 8, 2018

I remember when everything changed. For a year, I had been engaged in a deep exploration of observant Judaism, making…

Redeemed by Tzion

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 12, 2017

Filmed By: KotelTV- Moshe and Kochava Rozenbaum Over a year and a half ago, before I could know how full…

Sapir – One for Each Night

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 11, 2017

Sapir singing her Channukah Mashup “One for Each Night” for “Layered Sounds”- the acoustic sessions of The Layers Project Magazine.…

Shira’s Story: The Birth of The Layers Project

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 5, 2017

Photographed by Sara J Dsign (1/6) “It’s hard to believe it’s only been two years. Sometimes it seems like those…

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…

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…