Profiles

Mila’s Story: You Can Never Erase Them

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 4, 2018

Introduction When our team at The Layers Project Magazine decided to feature a Holocaust survivor in a special edition profile,…

Sivan’s Story: Taking My Own Direction

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 29, 2018

(1/5) “Every Moment Counts More Than You Realize” “I made my first movie when I was 15, on a small…

Shira’s Story: Aliyah- A New Life

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 22, 2018

(1/5) “Real Life vs. Dream Life” “My whole life I’ve always thought to myself, ‘Move to Israel. Live in Israel.’…

Dita’s Story: New Motherhood

By Shira Lankin Sheps | January 9, 2018

Photographed by: HedvANDan Photography (1/5) “The notions that I developed about motherhood, came from being raised by my own mother. I…

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…

Yael’s Story: The Modern Rebbetzin

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 13, 2017

The Beis Community is a pretty wonderful place. In some ways, we’re a traditional Orthodox shul; each week, we do…

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…

Nina’s Story: Making Music Together

By Shira Lankin Sheps | October 23, 2017

(1/5) “The videos started before I met Yoni. Yoni was making them with his friend for a few months, as…

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…