Singlehood

Nikki’s Story: Humans of Judaism

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 4, 2018

(1/6) “Grief”  “Around this time of year, in November of 2013, just before Thanksgiving, my father passed away suddenly. I…

Leah’s Story: Unconditional Personhood

By Shira Lankin Sheps | November 14, 2018

(1/6) “Agency” “My mother grew up without a lot of agency, with little say in what happened to her in…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had to…

26, Jewish, Single Mother

By Jennifer Grinberg | August 2, 2018

It can be a magical time of exploring. What happens when you’re a 26-year-old Jewish single mother? What happens to…

I Have No Expiration Date

By Nechama Leitner | June 7, 2018

Yesterday someone told me to hurry up and get married before it is too late. Because as a woman I…

Finding Sisterhood in Unconventional Places

By Tzipora Zelmanowitz | May 10, 2018

When I was in first grade, I fantasized about having an older sister – Rachel – who was in seminary…

Re-Learning How To Make Shabbat

By Eliana Sohn | January 31, 2018

For the first half of my life, Shabbat was made for me. I was born shomer Shabbat, or Sabbath observant,…

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…